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The information that you received about getting two separate benefits is not correct. If you are receiving benefits and also qualify for survivor benefits, you would get combination of the benefits that total a higher amount, and not both. That's probably why SSA's office told you that your benefits would increase by $21.00, which would be a combination of the two benefits that total a higher amount. For more information, click here.
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