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I am currently working but have plans to retire early. I was

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I am currently working but have plans to retire early. I was informed I may not benefit from my husband's social security if he dies. Is this true?
What would happen if I die first, will he get any benefits?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  ABC Accounting Group replied 6 months ago.

Great Questions. You should both get survivors benefits.

Expert:  ABC Accounting Group replied 6 months ago.

If you are the widow or widower of a person who worked long enough under Social Security, you can receive full benefits at full retirement age or reduced benefits as early as age 60. The only reason why you may have been told this, is if you have more in your social security account than your husband has (i.e. your husband's wages/salary is less than yours, etc.).

Expert:  ABC Accounting Group replied 6 months ago.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.