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my ss # *****###-##-#### ***** presently received a monthly ss check of about $1500 and my wife, who has never worked, receives one for $745. What happens to these benefits when i die? D E Greetham
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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 1 year ago
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Hi,

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Your wife's benefit will be raised to $1500 IF she is full retirement age (likely age 66) or older, when you die.

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IF she is younger than age 60 when you die she will not receive a benefit until age 60 at the earliest.

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Then, depending on when she asks for the higher benefit, the benefit will be paid to her at 71.5% of your benefit (at age 60) increasing to 100% of your benefit (at age 66 or older)

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Benefit's cannot be "stacked," as Social Security puts it. Her benefit will simply be raised TO the higher benefit, depending on her age when she files for SURVIVOR (widow's) benefit.

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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 1 year ago

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