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Thank you, I lost my Husband 2yrs ago in June .. He was a

Thank you, ***** ***** my Husband 2yrs ago in June .. He was a Vet but I get no VA benifits and was told I should be getting widows benifits from SS was wondering how I find out about this.JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: Not sure My husband would have been 64 at the end of this month He was 100 percent disabled through the VA but it was nonservice connected so when he died my whole income went I am 54 yrs old . Is there anything else i need to provide?

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My mother who is 85 retired with a pension through the state

My mother who is 85 retired with a pension through the state of California (I believe its connected to the UC system). During her career, she didn't pay very much into Social Security, I believe that it was an option to not pay into it based on her job. She re-married about 25 years ago and a few years ago her second husband died (cancer). Before he died they had talked to the social security office not far from where they lived and they indicated that she would be able to draw his social security which was signficantly more than what she could get on her own (about $2000/mo vs $150/mo). However, after he died they told her that wasn't case and that she couldn't draw his social security because she was receiving a government pension. Is this correct? I read many of the rules and it didn't seem like this should be the case.

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I was married for 34 years, divorced for 16 years, I receive

I was married for 34 years, divorced for 16 years, I receive social security on my own earnings now, but if he should die, can I claim his because it would be more than mine

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My husband passed away 8/13 age 65...he was on medicare and

my husband passed away 8/13 age 65...he was on medicare and supplement but had not started taking his social security...waiting until his birthday this october. will I be entitled to receive his social security as his widow. I only work part time and will be 64 in november and now i've lost his income net $4000 @ month?

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I have clients husband 66 wife 65 he plans to file and take

I have clients husband 66 wife 65 he plans to file and take full SS benefits at FRA - can hsi wife - who hase never worked outside the home, file at the same time for a 60% spousal benefit? So example: he gets 2000, she gets 1000 for total houshold benefits of 3000? And does her spousal benefit go away when he dies?

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I am a widower who is receiving Social security disability

I am a widower who is receiving Social security disability widow benefits from my late husband.I have three US citizen childrenWe live in the philippines.I need to know if I remarry (my husband has been gone for 6 years) will I still receive my widows benefit?I need to know the age in which My children will stop receiving their benefit?As each child ages out, will the amount I receive a month go down or does it stay the same until my youngest turns 18?Thank you

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I draw Social Security, as does my wife. The amount I draw

I draw Social Security, as does my wife. The amount I draw is almost twice what my wife draws. If I die before she does how much SS can she draw as a surviving widow: I have read some places where she would receive the same amout that I did while I was alive. Others say no, that she would draw more than she currently does but not as much as I currently draw. Who is correct?

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I recently lost my husband to a work place accident and I

I recently lost my husband to a work place accident and I need to set up benefits for my children and myself. I am not sure where to even start on this process. Can you please lead me in the right direction?>Thanks, *****

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My husband an I receive social security benefits. Mine is

My husband an I receive social security benefits. Mine is reduced by windfall but I receive federal pension. Could i get my husband's social security because is larger than mine??

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