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Category: Social Security
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Experience:  I have 30 years of legal and litigation experience, including representing clients before the U.S. Social Security Administration.
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My second husband died and I'm receiving his disability

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my second husband died and I'm receiving his disability first husband who never remarried past away and I want to know if it is possible to receive his benefits if they are hire?
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Customer: my second husband had to retire early and his disability benefits and mine were almost the same,so I took my first husband died and he never remarried so I'm wondering if I can collect his if it is more
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?
Customer: just wondering if this is possible
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  LawTalk replied 4 months ago.

Good afternoon,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry for your loss. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

As your second husband died, allowing you to collect a survivor benefit based on his work record, and now your first husband has passed, you may file application for a survivor benefit based on your first husband's work record if that will pay you a greater monthly benefit than the one you are presently receiving. And, you may file against your first husband's work record even if he was remarried at the time of his death.

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I wish you and yours well in 2017,