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Both my wife & I collect Social Security benefits. If I die,

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Both my wife & I collect Social Security benefits. If I die, will my wife be entitled to a percentage of my soc. Sec. benefits, while still receiving her soc. Sec. benefits?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  CGCPA replied 1 year ago.

If that happens she will be entitled to the higher of your benefit or her own but not both. She would also be entitled to a one time death benefit payment of $255. Shw would need to go to the nearest Social Security office with a copy of your death certificate to claim these items.

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