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The monthly amount she would get is a percentage of your basic Social Security benefit. It depends on her age and the type of benefit she would be eligible to receive.
If you were receiving reduced benefits, they base her survivor's benefit on that amount.
The maximum survivors benefit amount is limited to what you would receive if you were still alive.
Widow at full retirement age or older would get 100 percent of the deceased worker's benefit amount.