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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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If a male who is the primary social security recipient dies

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if a male who is the primary social security recipient dies (24,000 annual receipt) what portion of this amount would be paid to his surviving spouse ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.

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The surviving spouse would receive their benefit, plus an amount from the deceased spouses benefit so that the surviving spouses benefit is $24,000 -- so they receive the full benefit, but only to the extent that the deceased spouse's benefit exceeded their benefit.

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