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  •  Actually, when the spouse dies you either (0+ / 0-)

    keep your own benefits or those of the deceased, depending on whose is more, but not both.

    •  my mom predeceased my dad (0+ / 0-)

      and had her own benefits, but because he was 80+ he got no survivor's benefit. And the "burial allowance" is a sick joke -- IIRC it was $280.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 04:23:32 PM PDT

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