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ss wife/widow benefits

By Terry Savage on January 22, 2024 | Wild Card

My husband, age 73, died suddenly last August 22. Social Security was notified, and I expected to receive an adjusted amount in the future. I received the same benefits in September, but nothing at all in October or November. Then in December I received exactly the same amount we had been receiving prior to his death, no adjustment made. I have now received a letter regarding my adjusted benefits, which I don’t quite understand. I have a trusted friend helping me deal with that, but my question is why were benefits completely cut off for those two months?

Terry Says

Please send me an email to with all the details, including the names involved, the dates, and if you can scan and attach that letter from SS, it would help.
And please include your contact information — telephone and address. Do NOT include you SS number.



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