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Am I Eligible for Social Security Benefits as a Surviving Spouse? [New for 2023]


Social security helps you create the income you need to maintain financial security . But understanding whether or not you'll receive benefits as a surviving spouse can be complex. 

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Surviving spouse social security benefits checklist

This FREE flowchart covers important qualifications for Social Security benefits for a surviving spouse. The flowchart covers many Social Security benefit questions for a surviving spouse including:

  • Has your spouse passed away?

  • Do you have a child collecting dependent care?

  • Did a divorced spouse pass away?

  • Can you collect Social Security based on your own work record?

  • Did you remarry before the age of 60?



Download our FREE social security spousal benefits checklist now.

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