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How your Social Security survivor’s benefit works

The trauma of losing a spouse is difficult, and if you’re a survivor who will need to depend upon your Social Security income there are some things you should know. If it’s larger, the benefit from your deceased spouse will replace whatever benefit you are now getting, but depending upon the day of the month your spouse passed, you may or may not be able to keep that last benefit check. And since Social Security and banks work closely together, you may also be entitled to a payment the bank has already returned.  There are many nuances which might come into play for a survivor, so knowing the rules may at least somewhat ease the anxiety of losing a loved one, as discussed in this article by contributor Tom Margenau. Click here to read more.

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