Social Security Ex-Spousal Benefit
My wife's ex-spouse died and she's now going to receive a 50% increase in her SS benefits because 100% of his benefit when he died is greater than the benefit she is receiving based on her earnings. The question I have is how to enter her new benefit so that ESP can calculate her future SS benefits. She does not have her ex-spouses earnings record and no way to obtain them. Should I enter the new benefit amount in the Social Security tab and delete all her past covered earnings?
Also, How do I prevent ESP from calculating and adding "spousal benefits" to her SS benefits based on our marriage and my earnings history?