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When a spouse dies does the survivor get haft of the other

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When a spouse dies does the survivor get haft of the other spouse,s social security --they both are rec. about the same amount while.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for your question.

When one spouse dies the other spouse gets CPP survivor benefits so long as the deceased spouse had contributed to CPP.

The spouse does not get Old Age Security that was paid to the deceased spouse.

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