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Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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MALE 73 YEARS OLD AND DIVORCED FOR10 YEARS. MY EX WIFE IS 70

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I AM A MALE 73 YEARS OLD AND DIVORCED FOR10 YEARS. MY EX WIFE IS 70 AND COLLECTING HERE SS BENEFITS. I AM GOING TO REMARRY A PERMANENT RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. SHE IS AGE 53 AND CURRENTLY NOT WORKING.
UPON MY DEMISE WILL SHE BE ELIGIBLE FOR SURVIVING SPOUSES BENEFITS? WHEN? AND HOW MUCH?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

Hi,

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Yes, she will receive a SURVIVOR'S benefit as early as age 60. (71 and 1/2 % of your full retirement amount) ... up to 100% if she waits until her own full retirement age

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See this from Social Security:

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These are examples of the benefits that survivors may receive:

  • Widow or widower, full retirement age or older -- 100 percent of the deceased worker's benefit amount;
  • Widow or widower, age 60 -- full retirement age -- 71½ to 99 percent of the deceased worker's basic amount;
Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

YOu can see this on Social Security's site here: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/ifyou5.html

Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

Her full retirtement age would be age 67 (for those born 1962 and later)

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I have a law degree, (Juris Doctorate), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in financial accounting & tax, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice, since 1986.