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Is my father eligible to receive spousal social security because my mother has passed away?

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My father is only drawing his social security. Is he entitles to also collect my mother's social security since she died?

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No. do you need her social security #?

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 10 months ago
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Spousal benefits are for spouses of living recipients (50% of the workers own benefit)

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What you father MAY be entitled to is the SURVIVOR benefit.

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These are examples of the benefits that survivors may receive:

  • Widow or widower, full retirement age or older -- 100 percent of the deceased worker's benefit amount;
  • Widow or widower, age 60 -- full retirement age -- 71½ to 99 percent of the deceased worker's basic amount;
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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 10 months ago

If a worker and spouse had both already started claiming - The higher benefit amount becomes the survivor benefit, and the lower of the two benefit amounts will be stopped.

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But if you need more on this, please let me know.

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