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Husband draws s/s benefits, approx. $21,000/annum. Wife draws

Tx teacher pension approx. $30,000/yr....
Husband draws s/s benefits, approx. $21,000/annum. Wife draws Tx teacher pension
approx. $30,000/yr. In event of husband's death, does surviving wife have any
social security benefits?
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but with the figures you have given me, the wife would only have a social security benefit of $1,000 per year

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Due to the government pension offset, the survivor benefit would be reduced by 2/3 of the teacher pension

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So, if the teacher pension is $30,000 the social security benefit would be reduced by $20,000

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If the social security benefit is $21,000 that means that $1,000 is left

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I expected zero s/s benefit so approx. $1,000 better than nothing.

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