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When I die and my SSI is greater than my wife, does she get

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when I die and my SSI is greater than my wife, does she get my benefits
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.

Yes - your spouse will be entitled to social security benefits based on your earning record as a widow.

Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.

These are examples of monthly benefit payments:
•Widow or widower, full retirement age or older --100 percent of your benefit amount;
•Widow or widower, age 60 to full retirement age -- 71½ to 99 percent of your basic amount;
•Disabled widow or widower, age 50 through 59 -- 71½ percent;
•Widow or widower, any age, caring for a child under age 16 -- 75 percent.

Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.

Following SSA publications might be helpful.

Survivors Benefits

What You Need To Know When You Get Retirement Or Survivors Benefits

Let me know if you need any clarification this matter.