Survivor benefit


Q. If I sign up for a survivor benefit for my spouse, and he predeceases me, will my benefit continue as the same amount or become the higher full-benefit amount?

A. If your designated survivor dies first, your benefit will increase to what it would have been had you not elected the survivor benefit in the first place.


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