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Yes, as long as she was married at least 9 months, she can collect a one time death benefit of $255 (she can ask for this when she applies for a survivor benefit or reports the death) and collect a survivor benefit. Understand that this benefit does not stack with her own social security benefit. She can only get the higher of the two benefits, so if her deceased spouse's benefit was larger than her own, she can switch over to his benefit,
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