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My husband passed away Dec. 6, 2017. What must I do to get…

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My husband passed away Dec. 6, 2017. What must I do to get my social security monthly amount upgraded?

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Only that I am living on 1/3 of the income we did have while he was alive.In other words, I cannot meet my obligations.

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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your husband.

You can apply for widow's benefits by calling Social Security at 1-***-***-**** between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday, to schedule an appointment at your local Social Security office. The Social Security representative will tell you what documents to bring to your appointment, such as your Social Security card, picture ID (driver's license), your husband's Social Security card (or know his number), your marriage certificate, and his death certificate.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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