Can I Still Receive Widow's Benefits If I Enter Into A Domestic Partnership Prior To Age 60?

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Apr 13 2019 - 1:52pm

I am 59. A widow. If I entered in a domestic partnership can I still receive widow benefits

Hi,

Yes, as long as your domestic partnership isn't considered as a legal marriage under the laws of your state. And, of course, you'd also need to meet the other requirements for widow's benefits, which can be found in the following section of Social Security's handbook: https://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/handbook/handbook.04/handbook-0401.html.

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Best, Jerry