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Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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If husband dies and was receiving $1689.00 from SSI wife has

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If husband dies and was receiving $1689.00 from SSI wife has been receiving $619.60 on her SSI, what would the wife now receive as a widow from SSI?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.
Hi,...If you are full retirement age or older, you will receive $1689 (specifically SSA pays you an amount that takes your benefit up to what je was receiving - again, if you are full retirement age when the husband passes)...If you were receiving more you will get no addition....So here, if you ARE full retirement age, you will receive $1689
Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.
Bot***** *****ne the benefits cannot be "stacked," but the survivor will get the higher benefit....You can read more about that here:...
Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.
Please let me know if you have any questions at all....If this HAS helped, and you DON’T have other questions … I'd appreciate a positive rating (using the faces or stars on your screen, and then clicking “submit”)…I receive no crediting at all unless you rate in this way....Thank you!Lane……I hold a law degree (JD, Juris Doctorate), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in finance & tax, as well as CFP® and CRPS designations. - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, both for-profit and non-profit, and tax advice, since 1986
Expert:  Lane replied 1 year ago.
I’m just checking back in to see how things are going....Did my answer help?...Let me know…...ThanksLane…