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I have ssdi and I was married to my husband for 5 years.

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I have ssdi and I was married to my husband for 5 years. before he passed away in 2013 can I collect ssdi under my dad even though I got married and do you know anything about widowers benefits I think I can collect at age 50 do I collect both or the higher of the two amounts?

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Since you got married, you cannot collect under your parents Social Security. You can however collect a widow's benefit after age 50. You cannot collect both SSDI and a Widow's benefit. You collect one of the two, Social Security is supposed to calculate the higher of the two and award that to you.I hope this answers your question. If you have any more, please feel free to ask and I will be happy to answer.Thanks! Have a great weekend!Roger
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