Q. I am 60 years old and on Social Security Disability; my husband is dying of a terminal illness. Will I still receive my disability payments or a portion of my husband’s benefit, which is greater?
A. Should your husband predecease you, you will continue to receive your own Social Security Disability Insurance benefit. To your own benefit will be added the difference between your own benefit and the benefit your husband would receive if still alive. The widow portion would be reduced for any months you are less than full retirement age when widow benefits begin.