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Subject:  Social security Date:  7/26/1999  5:09 PM
Author:  vargaj Number:  672 of 21496

Does anybody know what happens in thsi situation?

Wife uses husband's earnings for Social Security, because her own earnings are so small. They both retire and she draws an amount equal to half his benefits based on his earnings. Then he dies. What happens to her benefits? Up, down the same?

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