Ask Terry Questions Widows social security benefits

Widows social security benefits

By Terry Savage on January 04, 2024 | Financial Planning / Retirement

I receive a pension from my job (now retired). If my husband dies am I entitled to his social security?

Terry Says

Yes, if it is larger than your own SS benefit (if any). And his benefit to you will likely be reduced if that pension comes from a teaching career or other public service employment.
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