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My husband passed away. Shall I take his social security?

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asked Dec 3, 2013 in Legal Topics by anonymous
recategorized Dec 3, 2013 by DeniseC
   

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How can we know?  You gave zero information for anyone to give any advice on.  Call and ask .
answered Dec 4, 2013 by LindaRuth Member (820 points)
I would say yes because if your husband passed away then who knows what you would need it for P.S. Im sorry about your loss of your husband:(
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There is a Social Security Government pension offset[35] that will reduce or eliminate any spousal (or ex-spouse) or widow(er)'s benefits if the spouse or widow(er) is also receiving a government (Federal, State or Local) pension that did not require paying Social Security taxes. The basic "rule" is that Social Security benefits will be reduced by 2/3's of the spouse or widow(er)'s non-FICA taxed government pension. Refer this link to know more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_%28United_States%29#Spouse.27s_benefit_and_Government_pension_offsets
answered Dec 4, 2013 by amanda01 Inquisitive Expert (92,460 points)

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