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Benefits for Widow(er)
(Posted February 6, 2004)
Question 374: I retired in 2001. When I die, will my wife recieve the same amount as I do now?
Answer: Basically yes, but the exact amount might be a few dollars more or less due to differences in how retirement and survivor benefits are calculated. The total amount payable to the family might be less, because she will no longer receive the Spouse Benefit that she receives while you are alive.
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