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Is a wife eligible for 100% of her husbands social security

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is a wife eligible for 100% of her husbands social security death benefits
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Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i still have a full time job and i want to know if it affect the amount i will receive
Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

It is possible for a spouse to receive 100% of her husbands benefits, if the widow takes the benefits at her full retirement age,

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Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

If you take benefits earlier, your benefits would decrease see the below chart

These are examples of the benefits that survivors may receive:

  • Widow or widower, full retirement age or older -- 100 percent of the deceased worker's benefit amount;
  • Widow or widower, age 60 -- full retirement age -- 71½ to 99 percent of the deceased worker's basic amount;
  • Disabled widow or widower aged 50 through 59 -- 71½ percent;
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Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

f​ull retirement age is typically age 66 or 67,

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Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

you can take social security as early as age 60, if it is a widows benefit, but you face a 30% penalty

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Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i am only 60 years old. so i will receive only 71-99 percent?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
can you please figure out how much i will be getting with the 30% penalty. His benefits was $2400
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
will my fulltime job affect the amount too?
Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

yes, your full time job will lower the benefits as you will have an earnings penalty,

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Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

with the reduction $1680 would be your benefits,

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Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

how much do you make working full time?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
with my full time job, it will be even lower than $1680?
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i make $35000 a year and also receive half of his pension
Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

For the year 2017, this limit on earned income is $16,920 ($1,410 per month). The amount goes up each year. If you are collecting Social Security retirement benefits before full retirement age, your benefits are reduced by $1 for every $2 you earn over the limit

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Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

It would not make sense for you to take the benefits now, as you face the earnings penalty and early widows benefits, unless you want to work part time, taking it at age 60 does not much sense.

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Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

The $1680 may be reduce to $800 if you take it now,

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Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
if i switch to part time, will i receive the $1680?
Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

you should be, since you do not have the earnings penalty, you have to see in which scenario you will make the most money, it may be better to work full time for a few years and switch to part time later.

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Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

g​ood luck, and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask, if satisfied please provide us with positive feedback, thank you

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Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

If you can wait till age 66, you can work full time, and receive 100% of the widow benefits.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
does his pension affect the amount?
Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

typically pension income is not counted, only wage income.

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Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

so you can work part time, and receive pension and social security benefits,

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Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
do I have to start working part-time before I collect benefts or can I adjust it later?
Social Security Expert: retirementlawyer, Tax Attorney replied 4 months ago

you can adjust it later,

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