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What Happens With Our Social Security If My Spouse Or I Die?

Things that you need to know about Social Security before you or your spouse is deceased; what happens with our Social Security if my spouse or I die?

It is quite natural to be concerned about the financial security of our loved ones after we are no longer there to take care of them. Since the majority of working adults have been contributing to Social Security through payroll deductions, much of that concern is directed to their Social Security retirement benefits. What happens with our

Social Security if my spouse or I die is often a topic of discussion.

What happens with our Social Security if my spouse or I die?

When a person dies that has been paying Social Security taxes either through payroll deductions or quarterly if they are self employed, and that person leaves a spouse or dependent children, those dependents are eligible to receive monthly benefits.

Are others eligible to receive benefits from a deceased person work record?

Benefits may also be paid to the persons parents if they are 62 years of age or older and have been dependent on that person prior to their death. Also if that person had a previous marriage that ended in divorce, that ex-spouse may be eligible for benefits if the marriage lasted for 10 years or longer.

What happens with our Social Security if my spouse or I die?

The best place to get that information would come from the Social Security Administration itself. That way you will get it from the horse’s mouth so to speak. The number to reach them is 1-800-772-1213. These benefits do not just automatically appear. It is your responsibility to speak with Social Security representatives in order to get the process started. You will need to provide documentation that will prove your eligibility.



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