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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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I am 62 years old I will be collecting 518.00 a mont on my

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I am 62 years old I will be collecting 518.00 a mont on my ex husbands benefits. But I am on Ssi for my disabilities will I get 2 checks a month
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Customer: I have been disabled for 6 years now I receive 783.00 a month now I am 62 not married I will collect 518.00 from my ex husbands benifits will I collect both to live on
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Customer: Nothing else
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  LawTalk replied 5 months ago.

Good afternoon,

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

You need to notify your SSI worker that you are going to be receiving a survivor benefit. You will still get SSI, but because you will be getting the survivor benefit, your SSI benefit will decrease by about the same as the amount you get from social security. And yes, you will get two payments each month. One from SSI and the other from social security. You will also keep your Medicaid until you reach age 65 and become eligible for Medicare,, and depending on your income at that time, it is possible that you will keep both Medicaid and Medicare.

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