Will a surviving spouse draw from the deceased spouse's social secutity?

1 answer | Last updated: Sep 29, 2016
Dorisj asked...

I need to know if a surviving spouse will draw all of the deceased spouse's Social Security, if it is less, even if the other was drawing Social Security disability. I know that the disability amount is more than the full amount at full retirement age; would the spouse draw that, even if they qualify earlier than full age?

Expert Answers

I do not know the answer to your question regarding a surviving spouse drawing all of a deceased spouse's social security. It would seem that the sensible place to start looking for an answer is to contact a social security office and ask them your question. I've found social security employees to be quite helpful and considerate.