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I'm on workman comp my wife just passed away and now I'm receiving her ssa widow be infect can I collect both
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Thank you for your question,

Yes, you can collect both. Your social security will be offset if the sum is greater than 85% of what you earned when you were working. Most of the time, that's not the case -- but you will receive both benefits.

I give you my condolences.

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