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Myhusband recently dies. I/m trying to find out what

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Myhusband recently dies. I/m trying to find out what benefits I may have. I am Suzanne Leister, *********. My husband was Thomas J. Leister who died September 12th, 2017

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.

I have been under the impression that my social security wiil stop and I will be entitiled to his.

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I am a71 year old widow and am not able to work.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: legalgems, Lawyer replied 10 months ago
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Social Security Expert: legalgems, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

I am sorry to hear of your loss;

if a widow will receive more social security benefits based on her spouse's work record, then the widow can opt for that.

Information on that is here:

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/onyourown2.html

It is not possible to apply online-one needs to apply over the phone or in person-person is usualy the easiest:

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/onyourown2.html

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Social Security Expert: legalgems, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

Also please see:

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/howtoapply.html

A person is also entitled to a death benefit as well.

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