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Subject:  Re: Attitude Question - SS Date:  3/14/2016  1:30 PM
Author:  JAFO31 Number:  79299 of 97388

Hawkwin: "All else being equal, SS should provide a guarantee return of premium to the estate or the benes. It is extremely unfortunate that some people pay into SS all their lives and their spouse or their kids lose out on all that lost wealth because of the early death of the contributor."

A surviving spouse can collect survivors benefits, and so can minor children, and the surviving spouse can still collect on the deceased's account.

https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10008.pdf

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/ifyou.html

It is not "lose out on all".

Regards, JAFO
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