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My husband passed away on December 11. 2014. Im 52 years old…

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My husband passed away on December 11. 2014. Im 52 years old and don't understand why I cant collect his Social Security benefits he was our head of household and bread winner
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Social Security Expert: Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney replied 2 years ago
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Hi, I am so sorry for your loss.

OK, I think you are asking, " why I cant collect his Social Security benefits he was our head of household and bread winner"

First, let me ask:

1) Are you disabled yourself and unable to work?

2) Do you have minor children with your recently passed spouse?

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Social Security Expert: Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney replied 2 years ago

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