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You're not automatically entitled to the money although you could be entitled to a portion of it.
Who was the other beneficiary? Not their name, their relationship to him?
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The other beneficiary was his sister. I've briefly read on my own that I may be entitled to 50% as the spouse.
You may be, it depends on the wording of the plan, the length of time you have been married, how much was contributed to the plan during the marriage, etc.
Ok. Just wondered if there were any specific laws to back it up. I will continue checking into it with the provider.
There are but the laws that apply depend on the specific facts including all the things I just mentioned.
If it was left to an ex wife then the answer would be easy, but left to another family member it gets much more involved.
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