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I waited until age 70 to collect Social Security benefits,

I waited until age 70 to collect Social Security benefits, thus getting an extra 32% over my FRA amount I would have received at age 66. My spouse turns 66 in 2 months and eligible for her own social security based on her employment record. My SS benefit is considerable higher than hers.I just found out I have a terminal health condition. I know she can opt to receive my social security after I pass but here is my question: Will she receive the amount I am receiving at age 70 or does she only receive the FRA amount I would have received at full retirement age of 66? It's about $900/month difference.

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I will be 70 in 3months. I am still working and plan to

I will be 70 in 3months. I am still working and plan to continue working for the foreseeable future. I earn high six figure income. I am a widower. I have been dating a woman 9 years younger than me for the past ten years. She is self-employed and reports minimal income. It appears that she can expect about $1,000 per month from SS if she retires at retirement age. I am entitled to maximum SS benefits as far as I can tell. What is the best way for me to protect my benefits and secure maximum benefits for my girlfriend (who I am prepared to marry in order to provide her with my SS benefits)?

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Explain Widow Benefits

Explain Widow Benefits

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I started receiving social security disability benefits on

I started receiving social security disability benefits on my husbands ss record as a widow at age 59 Now I am 67 Does anything change now am I entitled to anything more now

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Does Social Security Send out envelopes to obtain a marriage

Does Social Security Send out envelopes to obtain a marriage certificate from a recent widow. I was supposed to have a phone interview on Thursday,June 16th. Instead A man called me the afternoon before (June 15th) and said he could interview me at that time. We did the interview and he said he needed to see my Marriage Certificate and he would send an envelope to me and I would have to put my Marriage certificate in and send I t back to him and it would get to him personally. Have I benn taken by some con man?

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LawTalk

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Juris Doctor

 
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1. If I am currently receiving survivor benefits in

1. If I am currently receiving survivor benefits in California for my children only-will the benefits be reduced or termed due to remarrying?2. My boyfriend was married for 17 years in Arizona and divorced 7 years ago. Will his divorced spouse receive SS benefits? If so, Will his SS benefits be reduced because of her eligibility?3. If I became a widow- will my benefits be reduced because of her eligibility?Thank you!

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lev-tax

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My husband has died in Ohio and I live in Indiana. Do I go

My husband has died in Ohio and I live in Indiana. Do I go to the SS office in Ohio or Indiana for my claim?

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I just turned 66, started drawing benefits at 62. My husband

I just turned 66, started drawing benefits at 62. My husband is 72. I would like to suspend my benefit (about $1800 per month) and claim spousal benefits (about $1100 per month) until I turn 72 so that at the time I turn 72 my own monthly benefit will have increased during the 4 years that I was not drawing. I put a claim in (before that April deadline) but I just received a letter from Social Security telling me that I do not qualify as I am entitled to an equal or larger benefit on another Social Security record. I have 60 days to appeal. Is what they are telling me correct?

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Stephanie O Joy, Esq

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Can I receive widowers benefits even though I did not apply

can I receive widowers benefits even though I did not apply after my wife passed?

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emc011075

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