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My husband has passed away. How do I start to get his

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My husband has passed...

My husband has passed away. How do I start to get his benefit in place of mine?

Accountant's Assistant: 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.

My husband passed away on August 30th. Since his monthly amount was more then mine, I thought that I would start to receive his benefit amount instead of mine. How much time has to pass before the change takes place?

Accountant's Assistant: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?

Not that I am aware of.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: Barrister, Attorney replied 11 months ago
Barrister
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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

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I know you don't want to hear this, but you are going to have to contact SS to set up an appointment to actually go in and apply in person with them for survivor's benefits to transfer over to your husband's benefits if they were higher.

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You should contact Social Security at1-***-***-**** to request an appointment. (If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can call 1-***-***-****.)

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