Liz Weston: Why did my Social Security benefits drop when my spouse died?

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Dear Liz: My husband recently died. Since he and I received essentially the same amount from Social Security, I will not receive any additional money. Can you explain this? Social Security could not when I both called and went to the local office. I have not seen this addressed in your...

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Jill Kotowski

The benefits should not change my late husband and I both paid into Social Security for over 40 years, it should be ours. Just because the government had spent the money on things they should not have the penalized us.


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