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My husband passed away yesterday, the only income I have now is my social security which is 445.00 a month. What am I entitled to? I am 78 years old.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 8 months ago
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As a general rule, survivors benefits based on age will be about the same total Social Security benefits over a lifetime, whether they start early or at full survivors retirement age. If monthly benefits start before full retirement age, the amount is smaller to take into account the longer period a person receives them.

Widow or widower, full retirement age or older -- 100 percent of the deceased worker's benefit amount.

A widow, widower or surviving divorced spouse cannot apply online for survivors benefits. If you wish to apply for disability benefits as a survivor, contact Social Security at 1-***-***-**** to request an appointment. (If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call our TTY number, 1-***-***-****.)

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