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Thanks, Gail, No doubt that's the explanation.  So I guess the "widow's benefit" they referred to is the additional amount (added to the amount she receives on her own account) to be equal to what she would receive as his surviving spouse? The funny ...
tmgarveySJ 05-14-2018 05:06 PM
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OK, a bit more detail. I looked over some records and did a bit more reading.  My dad retired from the Air Force in 1969--he was enlisted, so I don't imagine his salary was that high at that time.  After that, he served 20 years in federal civil serv...
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Right--I mistyped the amount of the death benefit, it was $255.I'm guessing it was so low because virtually his entire working life was in the military or federal civil service. I don't know the details on that, but I know there are a number of jobs ...
tmgarveySJ 05-11-2018 06:24 AM
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I'm helping my stepmom with her finances (power of attorney, etc.), and she just received what is (to me, anyway) a puzzling communication from social security.  I'm just trying to understand it. Background: She and my dad were married for about 30 y...
tmgarveySJ 05-10-2018 03:57 PM
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Thanks, Gail, No doubt that's the explanation.  So I guess the "widow's benefit" they referred to is the additional amount (added to the amount she receives on her own account) to be equal to what she would receive as his surviving spouse? The funny ...
tmgarveySJ 05-14-2018 05:06 PM
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OK, a bit more detail. I looked over some records and did a bit more reading.  My dad retired from the Air Force in 1969--he was enlisted, so I don't imagine his salary was that high at that time.  After that, he served 20 years in federal civil serv...
tmgarveySJ 05-11-2018 03:47 PM
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Right--I mistyped the amount of the death benefit, it was $255.I'm guessing it was so low because virtually his entire working life was in the military or federal civil service. I don't know the details on that, but I know there are a number of jobs ...
tmgarveySJ 05-11-2018 06:24 AM
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I'm helping my stepmom with her finances (power of attorney, etc.), and she just received what is (to me, anyway) a puzzling communication from social security.  I'm just trying to understand it. Background: She and my dad were married for about 30 y...
tmgarveySJ 05-10-2018 03:57 PM
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Thanks, Gail, No doubt that's the explanation.  So I guess the "widow's benefit" they referred to is the additional amount (added to the amount she receives on her own account) to be equal to what she would receive as his surviving spouse? The funny ...
tmgarveySJ 05-14-2018 05:06 PM
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OK, a bit more detail. I looked over some records and did a bit more reading.  My dad retired from the Air Force in 1969--he was enlisted, so I don't imagine his salary was that high at that time.  After that, he served 20 years in federal civil serv...
tmgarveySJ 05-11-2018 03:47 PM
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Right--I mistyped the amount of the death benefit, it was $255.I'm guessing it was so low because virtually his entire working life was in the military or federal civil service. I don't know the details on that, but I know there are a number of jobs ...
tmgarveySJ 05-11-2018 06:24 AM
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I'm helping my stepmom with her finances (power of attorney, etc.), and she just received what is (to me, anyway) a puzzling communication from social security.  I'm just trying to understand it. Background: She and my dad were married for about 30 y...
tmgarveySJ 05-10-2018 03:57 PM
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