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Savvy Senior: How does Social Security work when a spouse or ex-spouse dies?


October 4, 2021

Dear Savvy Senior,

Who qualifies for Social Security survivor benefits? My ex-husband died last year, so I would like to find out if me or my 17-year-old daughter are eligible for anything?

Divorced Survivor

Dear Divorced,

If your ex-husband worked and paid Social Security taxes, and you and/or your daughter meet the eligibility requirements, you may very well be eligible for survivor benefits,...

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