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If I was to remarry before 60 would I still be allowed widower’s benefits?

Q) I know I can receive my deceased husbands benefits around age 60 or 61. If I was to remarry before then would I still be allowed those benefits or would I have to stay single? Thank you.

A) Generally, you cannot get widow’s or widower’s benefits if you remarry before age 60. But remarriage after age 60 (or age 50 if you are disabled) will not prevent you from getting benefit payments based on your former spouse’s work record. And at age 62 or older, you may get benefits based on your new spouse’s work, if those benefits would be higher.




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Qualifing for disability benefits with a terminal illness

According to the Social Security administration website, A person with a terminal illness may qualify for disability benefits. The requirements are the same as for a person with a non-terminal illness. Social Security Administration make every effort to identify a case involving a person with a potentially terminal illness as early in the claims process… Continue Reading

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  1. According to Social Security Administration website – You can check on your disability claim application status on line. This online service allows you to check the status of your completed retirement, survivor or disability application. Please allow 5 days from the date you originally filed your application before you use this service. https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/IAPS/applicationStatus

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