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As a vet ww2 I receive social security benefits. my wife also received benefits. she passed away in june 2917. can I received my benefits plus hers??

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Can I receive benefits security benefits plus my wife's benefits? she passed away in june 2017 I am a ww2 vet and am 95 yrs old I plan to go to assisted living

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Unfortunately not. You can only receive benefits based on your own records or benefits based on her records, whichever are higher, but you cannot receive spousal/survivor benefits in addition to your own.

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