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If I die before my wife, what benefits will she receive? My…

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If I die before my wife, what benefits will she receive?

Accountant's Assistant: 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.

My current benefit is $1504.00 monthly. My wife receives $676.00. My wife is 75 and I am 74.

Accountant's Assistant: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?

I am retired military.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 7 months ago
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Hi and welcome to our site.

I hope you will live long enough and will enjoy your social security benefits.

But when you die - your surviving spouse will be entitled to

-- one time benefits $255

-- monthly surviving benefits based on your working record - in most situations - that will be 100% of your benefits.

Widows, widowers, and surviving divorced spouses cannot apply online for survivors benefits.

Let me know if you need any additional clarification.

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