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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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n my friend get her husbands Social Security benefits if she

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n my friend get her husband's Social Security benefits if she was married only five months before his demise?

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.

Megan C :

I'm truly sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

Megan C :

However, I have news that I wish I did not have to report.

Megan C :

Unfortunately, your friend would need to have been married for 9 months in order to secure a survivor's benefit off her late husband.

Megan C :

This is truly unfortunate.

Megan C :

I wish I had better news to report

Megan C :

Is there anything else I could help you with today?

Megan C :

I do not like reporting bad news, but I have a duty to tell you the truth about the Social Security rules

Megan C :

If there's nothing else I can assist you with, please reply and let me know if I have provided you with excellent service.

Customer:

We live in Oregon. What if he was her S/O for several years prior?

Megan C :

Unfortunately, Social Security only recognizes marriages.

Customer:

Thank You.

Customer:

I will tell Santa that the only coal you want in your stocking is very hard and tiny.

Megan C :

:-) Thanks. Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

Megan C :

If not, please reply and let me know if I have provided you with excellent service

Customer:

Service is great - answer is crummy. LOL

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