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we are both retired(over 65) and plan to get married. when

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we are both retired(over 65) and plan to get married. when I die will my spouse be able to collect my ss benefit or is there a limit to the number of years that we are married before she can collect.

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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.

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

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You have to be married for at least 9 months before you would be eligible for a survivor's benefit

MyVirtualCPA :

So yes - provided you were married for at least 9 months, your wife would be able to draw your social security benefit upon your death

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Is there anything else that I can assist you with tonight?

Customer:

what percentage would she be able to get

MyVirtualCPA :

She will get 100% of your benefit

Customer:

Thanks

MyVirtualCPA :

But, she will draw either 100% of your benefit, or her benefit - whichever is greater. She will not get your benefit in addition to her benefit

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Category: Social Security
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Experience: Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.
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