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Ask Rusty – Younger Widow Asks About Collecting Survivor Benefits

August 29, 2022 | Presenting: Russell Gloor - AMAC Foundation Social Security Advisor

Dear Rusty: My husband died several years ago in 2019. It is my understanding that I should be receiving some portion of his Social Security payments. However, when I called to notify Social Security that he passed, they told me not to touch his last check because it would be taken back. I was 8 years younger than my husband, so I am still only 58. I also have always made more income than he did. How do I find out if there is some sort of residual that I should still be receiving? Signed: Widowed Wife

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