How does that work? If your spouse dies, you can collect their social security, but for how long? Is it indefinite or only for a set number of years? And does the amount you get depend on how much your income is if you have a job? Do you not get the SS income if you have an income yourself?
And before anyone goes all nutty as to why I am asking thinking I'm only wanting to cause problems, it is because a friend's father died a couple of months ago. He was in his late 40's and his wife (her step-mom) is quitting her job saying she'll get more collecting his social security than working. She believes that this money will last until she dies probably in like another 30 years and has no intention of ever working again.
Asked by Anonymous at 4:22 PM on Jul. 13, 2011 in Money & Work
Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:28 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
Read some information here When Can I Collect the Social Security Widow Benefit?
Answer by musicmom08 at 5:34 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
Answer by meooma at 6:00 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
Answer by kustomkrochet at 6:08 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
Answer by LoveMyDog at 9:39 AM on Jul. 18, 2011
Answer by LoveMyDog at 9:45 AM on Jul. 18, 2011