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Recently widowed? Here’s what you need to know about Social Security survivors benefits

January 29, 2021

From the USA Today website

Of the 5.7 million people awarded Social Security benefits in 2019, 886,000 were survivors of deceased workers. Those widows, widowers and dependents of eligible workers were awarded what are known as survivors benefits. In all, there were 3,878,012 widows and widowers receiving benefits in 2019.

But as with many things related to Social Security, there’s plenty of confusion about applying for survivors benefits and understanding how much you – as the surviving spouse, surviving divorced spouse or dependent – might receive.

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