As I have noted before, Social Security provides far more benefits to far more people than you think. Most folks imagine that Social Security is there only to provide retirement income. But, in fact, Social Security has programs that can assist people of virtually any age. One of these is survivors' benefits. Survivor benefits arise when a person has died and left behind a family with financial needs.
As with any Social Security program, there are endless rules and complications to consider for survivor benefits. A recent article answers eight common questions about this program. The article is detailed and uses examples to help explain survivor benefits. It is well worth reading, even if you have no cause to
think you will qualify any time soon for survivor benefits. One thing we know for certain is that life is uncertain. If the unthinkable happens, it would be nice to know what benefits you might be eligible for.
If you have any questions about survivors' benefits or anything else related to Social Security, please let me know.