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Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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Can I collect spousal benefits (widow) before spouse dies

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Can I collect spousal benefits (widow) before spouse dies
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Megan C replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for your question -- you can get spousal benefits if they are greater than your benefits, and they are 50% of your spouse's full benefit. When they die, it goes up to 100%. You can draw this provided that you are of retirement age and your spouse is drawing.

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