If the last person you were married to has passed away, you are eligible to receive their monthly social security benefit if it is greater than your individual benefit. These are known as “survivor benefits.”

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3 articles tagged "Survivor benefits"

  • How will my spouse be affected by my retirement?

    When choosing a retirement date, it’s important to consider the financial impact it’ll have on your family. Timing is incredibly important when it comes to Social Security. This is because the age at which you begin collecting has a lot of implications. The age at which you retire will not only determine how much you’ll …

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  • Social Security: Explained

    Whether you’re planning your retirement or have already started the journey, beginning to collect social security benefits is a pivotal step. Throughout your career you’ve been contributing a chunk of your paycheck to this program, and now it’s about to pay off!   As a general rule, the longer you wait to begin collecting social …

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  • Social Security Calculator

    When it comes to maximizing your social security benefits, timing is everything. When you decide to begin collecting will determine your monthly benefits for the rest of your life, so it’s important to consider these numbers before you make the decision to retire. Answer a few questions, and we’ll provide you with an estimate of your …

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