A Baby Boomer Retirement Quiz You Can’t Afford To Fail

Will You Get Two Social Security Checks When Your Spouse Dies

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Retry Correct Incorrect When one spouse dies the survivor receives the larger of the two checks. This is why it’s important for the higher earner to wait as long as possible before filing.
John McDonnell / The Washington Post via Getty Images
John McDonnell / The Washington Post via Getty Images

Will You Get Two Social Security Checks When Your Spouse Dies

  • Yes. But you only get 50% of your spouses check
  • No. You will get the larger of your two checks
  • No. You are only entitled to your own social security benefits
  • No. You will get your check and a single death benefits payment.
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