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5 Facts You Might Not Know About Social Security


Social Security pays benefits to children.


Social Security can pay benefits to parents


Widows’ and widowers’ payments can continue if remarriage occurs after age 60


If a spouse draws reduced retirement benefits before starting spouse’s benefits (his or her spouse is younger), the spouse will not receive 50 percent of the worker’s benefit amount


If your spouse’s retirement benefit is higher than your retirement benefit, and he or she chooses to take reduced benefits and dies first, your survivor benefit will be reduced, but may be higher than what your spouse received

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