The Motley Fool Discussion Boards
Retirement Discussions / Retired Fools
|Subject: Re: A scary fact||Date: 10/28/2012 11:51 AM|
|Author: TMFPMarti||Number: 18039 of 19222|
Why are these survivors receiving only half the couple's SS?
For the same reason you received only your late husband's benefit rather than that plus your spousal benefit you would have been entitled to at age 62 were he still living:
A surviving spouse gets the larger of his/her own benefit or the late spouse's benefit.
Rule Your Retirement Home Fool
|Copyright 1996-2014 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us|