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My former husband has died. We were married for 23 years. ow do I apply to get his social security benefit if it is more than mine?

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My ss number is###-##-#### his is###-##-####

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago
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If you are the divorced spouse of a worker who dies, you could get benefits just the same as a widow or widower, provided that your marriage lasted 10 years or more.
If you remarry after you reach age 60 (age 50 if disabled), the remarriage will not affect your eligibility for survivors benefits.

You can apply for Social Security survivor benefits as early as age 60. If you file between age 60 and your survivor full retirement age, you will receive somewhere between 71 - 99% of your deceased spouse's basic benefit amount.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago

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You cannot report a death or apply for survivors’ benefits online.
If you need to report a death, contact your local Social Security office or call 1-800_772_1213 ( TTY 1-800_325_0778). You can speak to a Social Security representative between 7 AM and 7 PM Monday through Friday.
In most cases, the funeral home will report the person’s death to Social Security. If you want them to do that, you will need to give the deceased’s Social Security Number to the funeral director so they can make the report.

Let me know your zip code and I will find a local SSA office serving your area.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
My zip code is 55345. By the way, I have been notified that I will be billed $5 + $27 (from JustAnswer) = $32 for your reply.
I was led to believe that my $5 would be refunded. Didn't know about $27 more. Pretty sneaky. I won't pay any of it.
Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago

Sorry for confusion.

Please be aware that experts do not have access to your personal information.

That is done to protect your privacy.

All issues related to payments - please direct to the customer service.

I am sure all issues will be resolved in your favor.

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Your SSA office is located at

Address:SUITE(###) ###-####AMERICAN BLVD W BLOOMINGTON, MN 55438

Phone:1-800_772_1213

Let me know if you need any help.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Wow !!!! What luck. Now I can switch to a live phone call for only $52. No I don't think so.
When the Visa bill comes, I just won't pay it.
Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago

Sorry again -

You may contact the customer service for all payment issues.

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