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I am collecting social security under my deceased husband's

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I am collecting social security under my deceased husband's name. I just turned 70. Should I start collecting under my name?
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Customer: started collecting social at 65 under my deceased husband's account (William Bud Hamilton). I was told that at 70 I should switch to my account (Judith Lynn Everett Hamilton) I turned 70 on July 16. Do I need to do something or will it be done automatically
JA: Is there anything else the Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Chad CFP ® replied 2 months ago.

Hello, My name is***** have worked with Social Security benefits as a Certified Financial Planning ® Professional for over 15 years. I am also registered with the IRS and have obtained a valid Preparer Tax Identification Number.

Yes, you should apply for benefits under your name.

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Expert:  Chad CFP ® replied 2 months ago.

First you may apply for benefits under you name in any of the three ways listed below

1. Online at https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/. You will need to access your personal information by creating your very own account.

2. Visit your local Social Security Administration office.

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The Social Security Administration will assist you in determining your higher benefit amount, specific to you.

When you reach the age of 70 you will stop receiving any further delayed retirement credits

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