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How do survivor benefits work?

In this “Simply Money” article by Nathan Bachrach and Amy Wagner, the authors tackle a question from a reader about Social Security survivor’s benefits, also known as “widow’s benefits.”  The article explains the basic parameters for when survivor benefits are granted – length of marriage; age requirement; possible reductions – and suggests than there are various other nuances which might also affect benefits which should be discussed with a qualified advisor. Click here to read the “Simply Money” article about Social Security survivor benefits.

Also, if you’re unsure about how these basics apply to you, or if you have any questions about your individual situation under Social Security, note that the AMAC Foundation provides a free-to-the-public service to help Americans navigate the complexities of this program. Learn more about it here…

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