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If the spouse dies at age 75 and the surviving spouse is 71

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If the spouse dies at age 75 and the surviving spouse is 71 will the surviving spouse get his social security amount ?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Dr. Fiona Chen replied 3 months ago.

Dear SS,

The age 71 is a positive factor. There are many other factors involving. The person needs to consult DIRECTLY with the Social Security Administration. Walk or call in person. Do this as soon as possible. The most relevant factor is the years of marriage. Also, whether the surviving spouse has an existing SS retirement amount higher than the spouse.


Fiona Chen, MPA, Ph.D., CPA, ABV, CFF, CITP

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