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Old 07-30-2010, 02:19 AM   #1
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survivorship benefits.

Hello and I am glad to have found this site for all sorts of reasons.

My wife died earlier this year. I am 59 years old. SSA paid my wife,s disability benefits to me since I applied after her death - we were too busy trying to keep her alive .

So I am thankful for the lump sum that was paid to me up until the time of her death.

QUESTION: when can i start receiving the disability survivorship benefit? All the brochures from SSA are not very clear on this...

i appreciate any help offered.


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Old 07-30-2010, 04:06 AM   #2
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I am sorry for your loss.

I would recommend you post your question on BH's forum:

Bogleheads Investing Advice and Info

to the attention of "sscritic". H/she is the resident expert on SS related questions and I believe he had a similar situation as you have...
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