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Can I receive my deceased husband's benefits? We were

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Can I receive my deceased husband's benefits? We were married 3 1/2 years
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

Yes, you may be eligible for survivors benefits if you are at least 60 years old (reduced benefits) or 50 if you are disabled (or you become disabled within next seven years). If you are at full retirement age (66), you can collect survivors benefits if higher than your own.

You will loose your benefits if you remarry before 60.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am receiving monthly social security. I have some partial benefit from a husband that died in 2010 (Glenn Jennison). I remarried & Recently this husband passed away (H.D. Thatcher - (March 11, 2016) Will I be able to receive any of Thatcher's benefits?
Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

You can only receive one benefits at the time, usually the highest one. If Thatcher's benefits (survivor benefits) are higher than your own or benefits based on your previous spouse's records, than you will can switched to survivor's benefits. Only SSA can access those records and give you your options.

Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.

I see you read my respond. Do you have any questions? Is there anything else I can help you with today?