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With social security benefits earned by both of you, comparing your benefit with a survivor benefit based on his work history is needed. A blanket denial is inappropriate and premature.
As a widow, you have filing options. If you haven't claimed yet, you can file for widows benefits, allowing your benefits on your work history to grow. If you already collect, your benefit will be revised if a widows benefit increases your benefits. You do have to go to an SSA office to review your options and apply.
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Spousal benefits are a claim based on a living spouse. Survivor benefits include the $255 death benefit. Widows benefits are the benefits you seek. It is possible your spousal benefit request was turned down because there type of benefit was misunderstood. U are eligible for widows benefits right now. You are eligible for early benefits on your own work record right now, with a full retirement benefit available when you reach age 66.