Can a widow who has never taken survivor benefits get a lump sum payment for all the missed years of collection?

Full question: Can a 94 year old widow who has NEVER taken her Social Security benefits get the benefits now? If yes, would she get a Lump Sum payment for the past 20 years of eligibility? Hi there, Well yes, it would appear so. I am assuming you are speaking about survivor benefits. These need…

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Will the SSA retroactively pay me my missed survivor benefits?

Full question: I discovered recently that my husband passed away in 2012. We were still married but not together. Am I still entitled to receive survivor benefits and how far back will they pay? Hi there, Yes, you are still entitled to survivor benefits if you are still legally married. The SSA pays up to…

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