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My Dad died in June of 2017 at the age of 83. He was drawing around $1600/ month in Social Security Benefits. My Mother applied for benefits as his widow. After 5 months, she received a letter stating should would only receive $160/ month of my Dad's social security benefits. Out of this they will take out $60+/ month for her part D.

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. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?

She worked for 20+ years and retired at the age of 65. When she turned 70 1/2 she drew the RMD from her retirement account which amounted to about $1500/ year. in 2015 she took a lump sum distribution of $38,000+/-

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago
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In general - your mother's social security benefits as a surviving spouse should be $1600/ month the same your father was entitled.

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

There are several; reasons why her benefits might be reduced - and the letter you received should provide the actual reason.

If you provide here the letter or actual wording I will help you with determination.

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