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I am going to marry a canadian citizen 56 yo. She is

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I am going to marry a canadian citizen 56 yo. She is currently retired from the canadian Government and is receiving a pension from the Canadian Government of approx. 70,000 canadian dollars. I am 70 yo retired and collecting SS of approximately $25,000 a year. when we marry and I pre decease her will she be entitled to my SS benefits and if so how much?
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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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My name's Lane. I'm so sorry to be the messenger here but likely a provision in Social Security Law called The Government Pension Offset (GPO) will come to play.

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Social Security will reduce any (1) Spousal or (2) Survivor benefit by two-thirds of the non-social security pension. In other words, if you get a monthly foreign government pension of $600, two-thirds of that, or $400, must be deducted from your Social Security survivor or spousal benefit.

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So if the non-social security pension os large enough, many times the GPO will completely eliminate the SSA benefit.

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I have a law degree, (Juris Doctorate), 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, for clients on three continents, since 1986

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