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Am i elligible to receive ss benefits of my exhusband who died in apr 2017? we were married 12 years

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Am i elligible to receive ss benefits of my ex-husband who died april 2017. we were married 12 years

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Yes, you are eligible for 100% of your husband's benefit if it is higher than you own.

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You'll need to call the call center or go into the office however, as survivor benefits are about the only benefit that you cannot file on line

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By calling 1-***-***-****, you can speak to a Social Security representative ... (Generally, you’ll have a shorter wait time if you call during the week after Tuesday) ... between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. THEY can do this.

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You can go to your closest Social Security Office. (Although you might want to call the number above first to make an appointment).

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