1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 25, 2013 4:24 PM by smaneck

    Ex spouse death benefits

      My husband and I were married 17 years before we divorced.  He died six months later at age 49.  I understand that I can apply for his ss benefits when I reach age sixty - and can then apply for my own when I reach retirement age.  Can anyone clarify?  Does money earned from a job offset that?
        • Re: Ex spouse death benefits
          smaneck
          ozgirl said...
          My husband and I were married 17 years before we divorced.  He died six months later at age 49.  I understand that I can apply for his ss benefits when I reach age sixty - and can then apply for my own when I reach retirement age.  Can anyone clarify?  Does money earned from a job offset that?

          I believe you can only earn about 14K a month and still collect your entire Social Security benefit. And yes, you can collect his and then switch over to your own at even 70 if you want.