My wife has never worked in the U.S. and has no pension from her former jobs in another country. How much Social Security will she get when I die?
I am retired, and over 70 years of age.
Answers | 4
We have many friends and clients that are in this category. Widows or widowers benefits based on age can start any time between age 60 and full retirement age as a survivor. If the benefits start at an earlier age, they are reduced a fraction of a percent for each month before full retirement age.
Here is a chart from Social Security
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I am a retired private financial advisor but never dealt with this.
Any other questions or clarification-just let us know. As a retired Financial Advisor living in Europe, I suspect you can navigate the SSA quite well.