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My husband past away on 12-5-15. I still have not received his November check and they said I would get a percent of what he was getting. Need help its been 3 months have called them 4 times and they still do not know anything. What can I do to get them to give me his November check and a percent of his monthly. Thank you Joy Bise
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Social Security Expert: Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney replied 2 years ago
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Hi Joy, did you file for a survivor benefit in person at the SSA office?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No I mailed it in and they said they received it.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Say I had commercial property and sold it for 130,000.00 paid off a loan would I have to pay taxes on 130,000.00 if so how much would that be.
Social Security Expert: Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney replied 2 years ago

OK, what exactly did you mail them?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I mailed a 1724 form. I would also like to ask my husband got a deduction because he gets a government pension then I get a percent of his and then they take another 100 from me because he gets a government pension so we got penalized twice is that right shouldn't I have just got a percent of what he was already deducted not another $100
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Do you need more information?
Social Security Expert: Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney replied 2 years ago

OK, Unfortunately, you can not completely apply for survivor benefits by mail or online. You need to bring with you your photo ID, your marriage certificate and his death certificate. That is likely the hold up.

With regard to what you were getting, how old were you when you started collecting a spousal retirement benefit based on his work record?

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

OK, the reason why you did not get 50% of his reduced amount would likely be because you took a benefit early - when we don't wait til our full retirement age, like you didn't, but want those additional 48 months of payment that those that wait don't get, those payments are reduced in order to pay for those additional 48 months of payments. So yes, his benefit was reduced due to the WEP correction, and your portion of his benefit you got as spouse, was less than 50% (more like 35%) because you took early extra payments.

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

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