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Generally speaking, a spouse will not be liable for her deceased spouse's debt. However, if there are assets in the estate to be probated, the creditor may be able to collect against those assets.
As to the Social Security:
Federal law exempts Social Security benefits from creditors with the exception of taxes, student loans and support.
That means that most creditors cannot garnish social security benefits.
You can read the federal law in full at:
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