1 Social Security Administration, “Retirement & Survivors Benefits: Life Expectancy Calculator,” accessed April 2023.
2 U.S. Department of Labor, “Current Population Survey,” January 2023.
3 Assumes she was born in 1960 or later. Results shown in today’s dollars. Source: Chief Investment Office, based on calculations from the Social Security Administration Quick Calculator. Accessed March 2023.
4 If you were born before January 2, 1954, you can choose to receive only the spousal benefit and delay receiving your retirement benefit until a later date. If you were born January 2, 1954, or later, you are required to file for both benefits at once, and you'll generally receive the higher amount. Source: Social Security Administration, "What Every Woman Should Know," October 2022.
6 Note: The spouse’s survivor benefit is limited to the greater of the amount the deceased worker would be receiving if alive or 82.5% of the primary insurance amount (PIA).
7 The exact percentage depends on the survivor’s age when they begin collecting, starting at 71.5% at age 60 and going up to 100% at their own full retirement age. For further information, visit the Social Security Administration’s survivors benefits page.
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