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Subject:  Re: A scary fact Date:  10/28/2012  11:32 AM
Author:  Follydolly Number:  18038 of 19026

I am a widow. I never worked enough to take SS on my own meager earnings. When I reached age 62, I applied for SS. I receive ALL my late husband's SS. I was pleasantly surprised to learn this. I receive half his pension.

Why are these survivors receiving only half the couple's SS?

Birgit
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