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I am 88 years old and am on social sec for a time My wife is…

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I am 88 years old...
I am 88 years old and am on social sec for a long time
My wife is 84 drawing a small amount.
If I die tomorrow will my wife be eligible fr my SS or a part of?
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 10 months ago
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I hope you still will be alive and will enjoy your social security benefits.

But if you die - your spouse will be eligible to receive 100% of your benefits.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 10 months ago

As a general rule, survivors benefits based on age will be about the same total Social Security benefits over a lifetime, whether they start early or at full survivors retirement age. If monthly benefits start before full retirement age, the amount is smaller to take into account the longer period a person receives them.

Widows or widowers benefits based on age can start any time between age 60 and full retirement age as a survivor. If the benefits start at an earlier age, they are reduced a fraction of a percent for each month before full retirement age.

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