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How to be sure I'm claiming all death benefits from my deceased husband?

Asked by AshlynM (10234points) April 13th, 2011

I have at least 2 in my possession as of right now but how can I be sure I am not entitled to receive more death benefits?

The reason I’m asking is because one of the accounts the money is almost gone. The other one is an IRA and I don’t really want to mess with that right now. It has a substantial amount and I prefer to save that for when I get older to live comfortably on.

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cak's avatar

Have you consulted an estate attorney? Is there any way to collect SSI? (depends on ages)

It seems like you need to consult an attorney that has knowledge, in this field.

BarnacleBill's avatar

You’re not eligible for social security benefits until you turn 60, but if you have children, they will draw benefits until age 18. The expectation is that you will work and support yourself until then. You could check with the Secretary of State office in any states he has lived in to see if any abandoned accounts have been turned in.

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