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My husband passed away 2 yrs ago. I was told I could collect
My husband passed away 2 yrs ago. I was told I could collect his soc sec in lieu of mine if it was higher. However, we were only married 3 yrs. Does that make a difference? … read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
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My husband J. Lonn age 82 passed away on July 4, 2020 and
My husband Gerald J. Lonn age 82 passed away on July 4, 2020 and was receiving SSA with direct deposit. I am Virginia R Lonn age 72 and I too receive social security. The funeral home sent a death cer… read more
Barbara
Barbara
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I work full time and draw my social security check also. My
I work full time and draw my social security check also. My husband just died and I plan going to my local Soc. Sec. office but not just ready for that yet. I just would like to know will I receive an… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
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My husband died October 3,2019, and I thought I would be
My husband died October 3,2019 , and I thought I would be getting his social security plus a little more, Is that true … read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
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Juris Doctor
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My husband & I are trying to understand our options as we
Hello, my husband & I are trying to understand our options as we make plans for his retirement. I began drawing my Social Security at age 62 but my husband will not apply for his benefits until he rea… read more
Christopher B, Esq.
Christopher B, Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
12,905 satisfied customers
My husband is not on Soc. Sec. yet and we get our medical
My husband is not on Soc. Sec. yet and we get our medical insurance through him. I just started Soc. Sec. last year when I turned 65. My husband has an HSA account with his medical insurance. When I s… read more
Arthur Rubin
Arthur Rubin
Doctoral Degree
1,504 satisfied customers
I work full time, my wife does not. We have a down syndrome
I work full time, my wife does not. We have a down syndrome son who lives with us and my wife is his caregiver. Our son received social security. My wife will be entitled to half my social security wh… read more
Lev
Lev
Retired
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
36,765 satisfied customers
My husband and I both collect SS. We both started collecting
My husband and I both collect SS. We both started collecting at age 62. If my husband were to pass away would I get his SS. Payment as his is much higher than mine. I understand that mine would be tak… read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
16,909 satisfied customers
My husband passed away 5 years ago. I didn't know that when
My husband passed away 5 years ago. I didn't know that when a spouse dies that the remaining spouse is entitled to the higher of the 2 Soc. Sec. incomes. What must I do to receive his higher benefit..… read more
Lev
Lev
Retired
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
36,765 satisfied customers
I HAve a question. I am on Social Security now. I retired
I HAve a question. I am on Social Security now. I retired before my husband as he wasnt retired yet. Can I get half of his now instead of mine as his is much more than mine? … read more
Lev
Lev
Retired
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
36,765 satisfied customers
I will be 66 in July and intend on taking my social security
I will be 66 in July and intend on taking my social security (FRA) benefit starting when eligible. My wife is 5 years younger but currently on Soc Security Disability. Will she receive an added benefi… read more
Lev
Lev
Retired
Bachelor's Degree Equivalent
36,765 satisfied customers
My husband & I were married 25 years. I am 79 a d he died
My husband & I were married 25 years . I am 79 a d he died two weeks ago at the age of 97. His soc. sec. was $1418.00 a month and mine is $555.00 a month. I wa a stay at home mom after i married. How … read more
PhillipsEsq.
PhillipsEsq.
Attorney
JD
2,145 satisfied customers
I began taking my soc sec at 62. I was told my x husbands
I began taking my soc sec at 62. I was told my x husbands soc sec (married 12 yrs) would be less than mine, so I opted to take mine. I am almost 67 and found out I could have taken his and then opted … read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
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Juris Doctor
3,071 satisfied customers
My husband and I married in 1984. We are 20yrs apart in age.
My husband and I married in 1984. We are 20yrs apart in age. We owned and operated a business together from the time we married until 2004. He waited and took his Social Security at age 71. However, I… read more
LawTalk
LawTalk
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Juris Doctor
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My husband passed away 1-18-2015. He and I both received
My husband passed away 1-18-2015. He and I both received social security checks. His check was $1825.00. My check is $924.00. For February his check was stopped. I received mine. Am I entitled to his … read more
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
Stephanie O Joy, Esq
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Doctoral Degree
3,379 satisfied customers
Hi...I was married to someone for 12 years and he passed away
Hi...I was married to someone for 12 years and he passed away and I did not know it until yesterday. He passed away 8 years ago. ...I am divorced from him for 20 years. He was re-married for part of t… read more
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dylatess
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JD
3,500 satisfied customers
my husband works as a sub contractor. his social security
my husband works as a sub contractor. his social security is not taken out of his pay. we have never filed anything but our irs taxes. we do have an accountant do these for us each year. my husband be… read more
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dylatess
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JD
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I am 72yrs old, my wife tuned 62 in feb. 2011. I have been
I am 72yrs old, my wife tuned 62 in feb. 2011. I have been recieving soc.sec. since age 65.I have just returned to work out of neccesity; my wife is not working and basically never has worked. We have… read more
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dylatess
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