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When I die and my SSI is greater than my wife, does she get

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when I die and my SSI is greater than my wife, does she get my benefits
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.

Yes - your spouse will be entitled to social security benefits based on your earning record as a widow.

Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.

These are examples of monthly benefit payments:
•Widow or widower, full retirement age or older --100 percent of your benefit amount;
•Widow or widower, age 60 to full retirement age -- 71½ to 99 percent of your basic amount;
•Disabled widow or widower, age 50 through 59 -- 71½ percent;
•Widow or widower, any age, caring for a child under age 16 -- 75 percent.

Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.

Following SSA publications might be helpful.

Survivors Benefits

https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10084.pdf

What You Need To Know When You Get Retirement Or Survivors Benefits

https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10077.pdf

Let me know if you need any clarification this matter.