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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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my social security check is much higher than my wife. if i

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my social security check is much higher than my wife. if i die first. will she recieve my benefit every month

Megan C :

Thank you for your question. MY name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be happy to help you today

Megan C :

If you are to die first, your wife will receive a benefit equal to your full benefit, if that is larger than her own. She will receive either your benefit, or her benefit - but not both

Megan C :

Based on the information given, she would draw your check.

Customer:

so i my check issay 1,000.00 and hers is 400.00 she would receive the 1000.00

Megan C :

Yes, she would receive $1,000

Megan C :

She would need to go to social security after your death and present the death certificate and a copy of your marriage paperwork. Then, they would switch her benefit immediately

Customer:

ok thanks. the 30.00 charge will be on my credit card now

Megan C :

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ok

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