• Survivor Benefits

  • General Rules*

    Surviving spouse can receive up to 100% of the deceased spouse’s benefit Except in the case of an accident, a couple must have been married at least nine months at time of death Survivor gets full benefit at FRA, and must be at least 60 (50 if disabled) for reduced benefit Benefit is not available if surviving spouse remarries before age 60 Divorced spouse can claim survivor benefit on ex-spouse’s record if marriage lasted at least 10 years.