How to make the most of a Survivor’s Benefit
Survivor’s benefits often provide a lifeline to widows whose own Social Security benefit is either smaller or non-existent. According to Social Security’s rules, a surviving spouse is entitled to the same benefit the deceased was receiving at death, provided that the survivor benefit will be more than the survivor’s own Social Security benefit. As with any Social Security benefit, claiming it earlier than full retirement age will result in a permanent reduction. This, and all the various nuances of Social Security survivor benefits are detailed in this ElderLawAnswers.com article. Click here to read more.