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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 16576
Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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can I draw social security from my deceased spouse even if

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can I draw social security from my deceased spouse even if I already get social security for
my self I am 71 yrs old

Megan C :

I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, and help you better understand your options.

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How are you today?

Megan C :

Unfortunately, each person is entitled to one social security benefit - so it's that benefit that gets you the greatest amount is what you will draw

Megan C :

So if your benefit is greater than the survivor benefit, you will not draw anything.

Megan C :

If the survivor benefit is greater, they will switch you to the survivor benefit but you will not get both your benefit and the survivor benefit.

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