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Old 04-11-2016, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Don't forget you also have an earnings limit. https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10069.pdf
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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First Maggie2101 I am sorry for your loss. I am only going to give you what I see in the SS website. You cannot file online so you will need to go in person. Chances are your survivor benefit is going to be the same as you were getting from your husbands SSDI but nowhere does it mention SSDI which is different and yet the same. My best wishes for you.
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:21 AM
 
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ssdi benefits are acually converted to social security retirement survivor benefits upon death. If you file before your own fra those benefits are reduced .

The penalty for the survivor taking the survivor benefit at 62 is you get the spouses full ss payment x.81 . That penalty changes with the age you file. If you file at your fra you get the husbands full rate.

You can still opt to take the survivor benefit leaving your own to grow until 70 . That remained unchanged for survivor benefits

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Old 04-12-2016, 04:46 AM
 
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First Maggie2101 I am sorry for your loss. I am only going to give you what I see in the SS website. You cannot file online so you will need to go in person. Chances are your survivor benefit is going to be the same as you were getting from your husbands SSDI but nowhere does it mention SSDI which is different and yet the same. My best wishes for you.
You can't find anything on ssdi survivor benefits because there is actually no such thing.

The survivor of someone getting ssdi gets converted upon death to regular survivor benefits from ss
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