There’s so much to be learned about the benefits that survivors receive. Read on to discover how to learn about survivors benefits.
First, let’s start with the benefits of survivors. In cases where a person with social security or qualified for social security passes away and is left with a spouse, or minor children behind, they may collect survivors benefits.
Let’s take an example. Bob was a worker and contributed to the system of social security his entire life. Then, he passed away at 70 years old leaving behind a spouse as well as minor children. His spouse and his children can be eligible for survivors benefits.
Here’s where it gets complicated. let’s say Bob was engaged to his partner over 30 years before he passed away, but prior to that, he had been married for 10 years to someone different. An ex-spouse who has been married for a period of 10 years may be eligible for survivors’ benefits. So long as you’ve been married for a minimum of 10-years (not nine years, 364 days and 9 months) You are also eligible.
For more information about survivors benefits, watch the video above!