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My wife died last month.. she was 73.. Do I get any of her…

My wife died last...

My wife died last month.. she was 73.. Do I get any of her social security on a monthly basis?

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My wife and I had both been married for over 40 years, We both worked. and we both retired. She was getting around $650.00 a month before she past away. I get around $1750.00 a month. I went to the s/s office today and they handed me a application for lump-sum death payment. Is that al I get or does her benefits carry on?

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. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?

I don't think so

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1/8/2018
lev-tax
lev-tax, Tax Advisor
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You are eligible for social security benefits as a surviving spouse.

Your surviving spouse benefits will be 100% of what your your spouse was entitled based on her working record.

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However - we are not allowed to receive two social security benefits at the same time.
If you are eligible for both - your own benefits and benefits as a surviving spouse - you may choose the larger of these two.

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