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I am 65 years old and have paid into social security most of

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I am 65 years old and have paid into social security most of my adult life. My husband passed away 6 years ago at the age of 64. When I file for social security, will I be able to draw off of mine plus get 50% of my husband's benefits as someone has suggested to me?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

Hi from just answer. I'm PDtax, and can correct what you may have been told. You don't get both benefits.

Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

You will be able to draw yours plus an increase to bump up to a spousal 50% benefit, but not both. If your benefit is $900, and your survivor benefit would be $1100, an additional $200 would be added to your own benefit.

Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for asking at just answer. Positive feedback is appreciated. I'm PDtax.