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Could My New Wife And Step Children Receive Benefits On My Record?

im 73 yo male collecting full benefits...looking to get a divorce and remarrying . a divorcee with 2 small children ages 4 and 7..will my ss benefits assist me in raising the 2 children and new wife..they are not from the united states..and if i passed away later in life will they be able to benefit from my ss... thank you..


Whether or not your new wife and step-children could qualify to receive benefits on your record depends largely on their country of citizenship and residency. The following Social Security pamphlet contains information on this subject:

Best, Jerry

Dec 4 2017 - 7:25am
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