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Benefits for Second Spouse
(Posted March 5, 2004)
Question 400: What are the benefits for a second wife or husband?
Answer: The same benefits as the first. Spouse Benefits do not become payable until 1 year after a remarriage, however.
Author's Note-- This is the 400th question posted, another significant milestone! I want to thank the loyal readers of the column whose challanging questions continue to help broaden the understanding of one of the most complex public or private retirement systems in the world.
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