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I am very sorry for your loss. It must be very difficult to have to face these issues so soon after losing your husband.
In regard to Social Security you will get the greater amount of yours or his. They will not give you both. If his was the greater amount you will get that amount.
In regard to the pension it depends on what election your husband made when he applied for the pension at retirement. A 50% retirement benefit is typical. You need to ask the pension administrator what election your husband made.
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