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Subject: Re: A scary fact Date: 10/28/2012 11:51 AM
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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.

Phil
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