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A friend of mine and me both experienced the death of our

A friend of mine and me both experienced the death of our life partner in June and August, 2016. We intend to get married in order to cope with the cost of living in today's world. I would like to know if she will become a co-owner of my house and in the event that I need to go into a nursing home will she be able to keep our home. Will she keep her social security payment that she currently receives as a widow and can we keep our monthly SS checks deposited in separate bank accounts? Also is there a waiting period before I can apply for a nursing home. I have Parkinson's since January, 2000. Thank You,JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: Not that I know of.

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I am years old and have been working up until 9/27/16. At

Hi I am 69 years old and have been working up until 9/27/16. At work I had a massive heart attack and have been out of work without pay since that time. My job has no benefits. I have medicare and a supplemental policy. I am a mental health counselor. My late husband was ill and I was forced to take early social security. I receive $757 a month from that which is not enough to live on. I will be out of work for probably a year or longer. Is there any options for me to pursue?

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I am a widower, am I entitled to my wifes social security

I am a widower, am I entitled to my wifes social security benefit when I become 60yrs of age and still working, no dependents?

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COLLECTING A WIDOW'S PENSION FROM MY HUSBAND WHO DIED WHEN

I AM NOW COLLECTING A WIDOW'S PENSION FROM MY HUSBAND WHO DIED WHEN HE WAS ONLY 52. I WAS MARRIED PREVIOUSLY AND HAVE RECEIVED A COMMUNICATION FROM SOCIAL SECURITY THAT I MAY BE ABLE TO COLLECT MORE MONEY ON MY OWN. I AM 70 YEARS OLD AND I WAS MARRIED PREVIOUSLY. IS IT POSSIBLE TO COLLECT FROM MY FORMER HUSBAND OR PERHAPS RECEIVE MORE FROM MY OWN SOCIAL SECURITY?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: NO

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I am 62. My husband took SSI early. If I apply for ssi now I

I am 62. My husband took SSI early. If I apply for ssi now I know it will be substantially reduced. But, getting nothing at all for 3 years takes a long to break even. So if I take it now I get a percentage of my husbands SSI. Does that percentage remain the same as a widow?

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Who can draw survivor benifits, Widowed after two months, He

Who can draw survivor benifitsJA: 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. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: Widowed after two monthsJA: Is there anything else the retirement accountant should be aware of?Customer: He as retirement plan also

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My husband of 23 yrs passed away on Feb 13,2013. At that

Good afternoon-My husband of 23 yrs passed away on Feb 13,2013. At that time I was informed that I was not able to collect on any of his Soc Sec benefits because I was not old enough-I had to be 60. I will be turning 60 in July,2017. How soon should I file paperwork and what paperwork do I need for proof as well as, what paperwork do I fill out from Soc Sec? Thank you-JoAnnJA: 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 important you think the retirement accountant should know?Customer: No .I don't believe so

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My Husband has been passed away now for 5 years. i was

My Husband has been passed away now for 5 years. i was wondering when could i recieve help again by my husband passing?JA: The retirement accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: Will I be able to drawn any from his Social Security? I am not working and did not have to work. my husband worked and i was a stay at home mother. I am just 56 years old.JA: Is there anything else important you think the retirement accountant should know?Customer: not Not that I know of.

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Is there anything that can be done so that my spousal ss

Is there anything that can be done so that my spousal ss benefits would be based on my husbands higher ss today than when he started taking his benefits at age 65JA: 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. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: at age 65 my husbands ss was around 600 and today at age 86 his ss is 1400 per month. My spousal benefits are based on the original amount. Since I have a small teachers pension,330 a month the GPO then takes 2/3 off the spousal ss. It would certainly help us if we could use the 1400 as the basis rather than the 600 he originally earned for ss.JA: Is there anything else the retirement accountant should be aware of?Customer: no this is the basis of our problem, and if I were to become a widow, it would really be a serious situation

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