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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 16547
Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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I am 77, my husband is 81, we both worked during our lives

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I am 77, my husband is 81, we both worked during our lives and are collecting Social Security. If one of us dies how will it effect our monthly stipend? Currently I collect $509 month, my husband $1100

Customer:

I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to help you better understand your options.

Customer:

How are you today? I hope you are doing well.

Customer:

If you pass away, your husband's benefit would remain the same.

Customer:

If your husband passes away, your benefit would increase to $1,100

Customer:

You only get one benefit. So, your husband could not collect an additional $509

Customer:

Your benefit increases since you are collecting a lower benefit currently

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Is there anything else I can assist you with?

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Thank you for your answer. Hopefully this event will be years in the future, but I doesn't hurt to know the options.

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