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My wife and i are receiving full benefits ( im , shes 70).

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my wife and i are receiving full benefits ( im 69, shes 70). What happens to my benefits when i die ?what portion is paid to her?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.
Hi. My name Eva and I will be happy to help you. When die, your spouse will be eligible for survivor benefits, 75% - 100% of your benefits. She will receive her own OR survivor benefits, whichever will be higher.
Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.
Any questions? You can collect only one social security benefits at the time. At 70 SSA will automatically pay you the highest benefits you are eligible for. Is there anything else I can help you with today?
Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.
Survivors benefits are described here in more details:
Expert:  emc011075 replied 1 year ago.
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