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Survivor benefits vary, depending on several factors. From SSA.gov:
These are examples of the benefits that survivors may receive:
https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/ifyou5.html is the link to use for additional information, and for the material cited.
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You didn't provide her age, or when she first claimed benefits.
OK. I can make sense of the benefit math now.
A survivor benefit would be 83% of the decedent's benefit, since the widow claimed benefits early. She should be eligible for her $800 benefit plus an additional $367 survivor benefit per month to get to a total of (1,400*.83) $1167.
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