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What benefit will my spouse receive if i wait to age 70

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What benefit will my spouse receive if i wait to age 70 start my benefit and then die after 70. The age 66 benefit or the age 70 benefit
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  R. Klein, EA replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for your SS question today.

When you pass, your spouse is eligible for your full benefit that you have earned, plus subsequent Cost-Of-Living adjustments. It is not based on her age. This is a Survivor's Benefit.

Since she has already achieved the Normal Retirement Age, there are no reductions if she decides to work while receiving SS benefits.