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Old 12-07-2016, 08:40 AM
 
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I said i would ask for him. He says that he was told by the Funeral Director that he can draw part of his late wife's SS Benefits. He is on SS as well. Any truth to that?
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:49 AM
 
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From what I understand, he cannot draw on two SS accounts. What can happen is if his wife was receiving more than he collected, he can drop his and draw on hers. They will let the survivor take the highest benefit.

The funeral director, in my limited knowledge, is wrong.

To get accurate information, he should contact his local SS office.
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Old 12-07-2016, 01:16 PM
 
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Yes, the above is true.
The widow/widower cannot draw 2 SS checks
They may collect the higher of their own personal SS benefit or the SS "Survivor" benefit

The Survivor benefit is calculated depending on the widow/widower's age
Widow or widower, full retirement age or older -- 100 percent of the deceased worker's
benefit amount;
Widow or widower, age 60 -- full retirement age -- 71½ to 99 percent of the deceased
worker's basic amount;
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