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HiI'm Anne & I've been preparing taxes for 28 years. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply momentarily.
First, let me tell you how sorry I am for your loss.
The answer to your question depends on when your husband first began work. If he was hired and began working before 1984, and/or his last day of service is before 07/01/2004 then generally speaking, these benefits will not affect your SS benefits.
If he began working after 1984, then your survivor's benefits will affect your SS benefits. Please see below:
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