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.
I'm truly sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.
However, I have news that I wish I did not have to report.
Unfortunately, your friend would need to have been married for 9 months in order to secure a survivor's benefit off her late husband.
This is truly unfortunate.
I wish I had better news to report
Is there anything else I could help you with today?
I do not like reporting bad news, but I have a duty to tell you the truth about the Social Security rules
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We live in Oregon. What if he was her S/O for several years prior?
Unfortunately, Social Security only recognizes marriages.
I will tell Santa that the only coal you want in your stocking is very hard and tiny.
:-) Thanks. Is there anything else I can assist you with today?
If not, please reply and let me know if I have provided you with excellent service
Service is great - answer is crummy. LOL