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My brother-in-law died and I was wondering if my sister will…

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My brother-in-law died and...

My brother-in-law died and I was wondering if my sister will be able to get any of his pay?

Accountant's Assistant: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.

I don't have any of their information. I just know she is getting around 600 a month and he had his pay amount unknown to me, I'm just trying to get information to give her.

Accountant's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?

Nothing I can think of at the moment.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 5 months ago
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The earliest a widow or widower can start receiving Social Security survivors benefits based on age will remain at age 60.

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.

Widows or widowers benefits based on age can start any time between age 60 and full retirement age as a survivor. If the benefits start at an earlier age, they are reduced a fraction of a percent for each month before full retirement age.

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    Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 5 months ago

    Widows, widowers, and surviving divorced spouses cannot apply online for survivors benefits.

    If they want to apply for disability benefits on your record, they should contact Social Security at 1-800_772_1213 to request an appointment. (If they are deaf or hard of hearing, they should call our TTY number, 1-800_325_0778.)

    Let me know if you need any help.

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