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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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Second opinion] A Massachusetts widower who has lived with a

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Second opinion] A Massachusetts widower who has lived with a woman for years and has a child with hercontinues to receive survivor benefits since his wife died 10 years ago. Is this legal?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 9 months ago.

Yes, the survivors benefit will continue until his death.

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Only remarrying will discontinue entitlement.

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You can read more about this here: https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/ifyou5.html

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(This is likely why he never married)

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I hold a law degree, with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA, with specialization in finance, 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.