Ask Social Security Questions and Get Answers ASAP
You generally may choose to receive either social security benefits based on your own working record OR
survival spouse benefits which are based on your deceased spouse's working record.
What I may suggest - to contact the SSA and verify which benefits are larger.
Let me know your zip code and I will find a local SSA office serving your area.
Address:908 S CARROLL RD VILLA RICA, GA 30180
Monday9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
You may call and ask for appointment.
Be sure you take with you documents to support your identity, marriage certificate and death certificate.
Have SSNs for you and your late husband.
You may not receive two social security benefits at the same time - but will be entitled to the LARGER of these.
Please be aware that you may go to ANY social security office.
Appointment is not required - but could be helpful.
Let me know if you need any clarification this matter.