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Will My Divorced Spousal Benefits Be Automatically Adjusted If My Ex Dies?

I am receiving ex spouse Social security benefits. I am 67, not married. I have read about ex spouse widow benefits and I have a question concerning that. Since I am not in contact with my ex, if an he passes before me, will my benefits be adjusted to the ex widows amount automatically?

Hi,

Yes, since you are already drawing benefits on your ex's record, your benefit rate would automatically be adjusted upward in the event of his death.

Best, Jerry

Posted: 
Jul 27 2017 - 9:55am
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