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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 16580
Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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getting married an i collect social now will my wife collect

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getting married an i collect social now will my wife collect my social security chech in full after my death. i know you need nine months of marriage to collect social security

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I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to help you better understand your options.

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Yes, when you pass away your wife can get up to 100% of your benefit check.

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It would be reduced slightly if she took the benefit between the ages of 60-66, but once she reaches 66 she gets 100% of the benefit.

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At age 60, it would be 70% of your benefit, and each year that percentage would increase

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