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Survivor benefits from social security

Post by TweedD » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:13 am

Hello,
I live in San Dimas, California (Los Angeles County) with my daughter. My husband was diagnosed with cancer in December 2015 and is now in the hospital but unfortunately the doctors don't think he's going to make it. He has always paid our rent with his Social Security checks and I pay everything else with mine. How does the SSI survivor benefits work?
If he passes, it's going to take at least 60 days for his Social Security to be transferred to me. In that time period I will have to pay rent for two months. My Social Security isn't enough to pay for the full rent, I'll be -$600. I'm hoping you can help me find a way to pay my rent until I am able to receive my husband’s Social Security checks.

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Re: Survivor benefits from social security

Post by sasolis » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:49 pm

Your widow or widower may be able to get full benefits
at full retirement age. The full retirement age for
survivors is age 66 for people born in 1945-1956. And the
full retirement age will gradually increase to age 67 for
people born in 1962 or later. Your widow or widower can
get reduced benefits as early as age 60. If your surviving
spouse is disabled, benefits can begin as early as age 50.
For more information on widows, widowers, and other
survivors, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/survivorplan

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Re: Survivor benefits from social security

Post by AdamSmith » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:43 pm

My name is Mary, I have been disabled over 12 years and get social security survivor benefits. I have used up my savings, lived with family, now I am residing with my ex-husband (who is bipolar) and my 30 year old son who is an addict. My ex-husband is very abusive to me, that is why I had to divorce him many years ago. My disability is getting worse and my depression is at an all-time high. My ex-husband threatens to kick me out every several weeks. I cannot live like this anymore, on just survivor benefits from social security. Before my disability I was employed by the Town of Davie in the finance department.
I spent a week building homes for Habitat for Humanity, I enjoyed my job very much. But things have changed drastically. I need a place as soon as possible; I do receive social security Benefits but it is not enough to cover rent or utilities. I receive $793 a month. I am definitely afraid of my ex-husband and of being homeless. I have tried to write letters to various agencies but they just pass me along to someone else who cannot help me. Please help me or direct me to someone who can really help me. I have any documents you require. Please. Thank you  for time,
Mary
Davie, Fl. 33324
If possible e mail, I do not want anyone else answering the phone, then you  

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