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Husband, ****** deceased **************. I received a check

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I am Shirley ***********, ************. Husband, Donald ****** deceased **************. I received a check for $1445.90. What was this amount for? Am I entitled to additional spousal benefits? JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Please tell me more, so we can help you best. Customer: Which of us is entitled to the larger benefit? I don't know how I can tell you more. These are straight forward questions. JA: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know? Customer: No

Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Matthew Breecher replied 4 months ago.

Hello, I would like to assist you with your question. Can you tell me who the check was from?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
United States Treasury Kansas City,M0
Expert:  Matthew Breecher replied 4 months ago.

That amount seems a little high for Social Security Death Benefits; such benefits are only about $300. However, as a surviving spouse, your benefits might increase if your husband earned substantially more than you during his working career. Did you also receive your Social Security payment?