How much is my survivor benefit?

Your survivor benefit depends on the earnings history of your deceased spouse or ex-spouse. You qualify for survivor benefits as a spouse if you’ve been married for at least nine months prior to your spouse’s death, or if you were married to your ex-spouse for ten...

What is a survivor benefit?

Simply put, survivor benefits are paid to those who are eligible for them based on your work record prior to your death. The more you pay into Social Security, the more valuable your survivor benefits will be to your loved ones. That is one reason why we don’t...