Survivors Benefit, Social Security. How much?

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  1. Epoman

    Epoman Platinum Member

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    I collect Social security Disability for me and my son. If I were to die how much if any would my wife get? I know my son will get his current amount but how much would my wife get?

    Sorry but I do not want to call Social Security, I have my reasons. If anyone has any idea please let me know.

    I tried the website but I can't figure it out.
     
  2. jadinolf

    jadinolf Lifer

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    I think you are going to have to call because it will be based on your income history.

    In my case, when my wife died I got the survivor's benefit which is.....drum roll....$255.
     
  3. KLin

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    Per week or per month?
     
  4. jadinolf

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    One time. :(
     
  5. OulOat

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    Ouch, was she not working?
     
  6. Epoman

    Epoman Platinum Member

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    I don't mean the Standard $255 they give just about everyone, I mean the monthly payments. I'm 33 my son is 7 we get social Security Disabiltiy payments. I was wondering would my wife get my payment if I die? I know my son would until he his 18.

     
  7. jadinolf

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    It wouldn't matter.
     
  8. jadinolf

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    I understood your question. You will have to check with the feds.
     
  9. EagleKeeper

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    SS Link - Survivor Benifits

     
  10. jagec

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    I don't blame you. That's like calling your insurance agent and saying "So, incidentally, if I were to get into a car accident..."
     
  11. Epoman

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    :thumbsup:

     
  12. jadinolf

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    ...or if I were to burn my house down...............
     
  13. Epoman

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    Thanks, So I suppose that means my wife will get 75% of the money I receive, and my son would still get his current amount.

     
  14. flot

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    I still think you should call before you decide to end it all. Remember, these figures could be wrong. ;)
     
  15. Landroval

    Landroval Platinum Member

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    When my Dad's wife died only my youngest brother (now 15) got any benefits from SS. My dad and other siblings (older than 18) did not.

    edit: my Dad is still of working age so does not collect for himself yet either
     
  16. Epoman

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    ;)