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Lane
Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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How does a merrage exist before a surving spouce is entitled

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how long does a merrage exist before a surving spouce is entitled to their ss benifits
JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: I am a 76year old person about to be married.....Am I entitled to survicing spouse socurity benifits they recieve?
JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: She receves a pension from farmer jack
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 9 months ago.

Hi My name's Lane. I can help you here.

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There are two ways to receive ancillary benefits (benefits based on a spouse's work record):

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(1) spousal (1/2 of the worker's full retirement age benefit, if you wait until your full retirement age to take)

(2) survivor( 100% of the deceased worker's benefit if you wait to full retirment age to take)

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Although her remarrying (as long as she doesn't remarry before age 60) does NOT stop the survivor benefit she receives ... it would not entitle the person she remarries and ancillary benefit, from wjhat is ALREADY an ancillary benefit.

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Have I understood your questions correctly?

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let me know. I'll be here.

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Lane

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I hold a law degree, with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in financial accounting & tax, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice, since 1986

Expert:  Lane replied 9 months ago.

This would be different if the Social Secufity benefit she receives is a SPOUSAL (rather than a SURVIVOR) benefit. Her remarrying DOES disqualify her from taking the SPOUSAL benefit from a divorced spouse.

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Please let me know if you have any questions at all, before rating me

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If this HAS helped, and you DON’T have other questions … I'd appreciate a positive rating (using the stars or faces on your screen, and then clicking “submit") ... Otherwise I receive no crediting for the work here.

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Thank you!

Lane

I hold a law degree, with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in financial accounting & tax, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice, since 1986