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If I Take Widow's Benefits Will It Impact My Own Benefit That I Intend To Take At Age 70?

If I (age 67) take a widows benefit now, which is lower than my benefit, will this impact my benefit which I had not planned to take until age 70? Thank you

Hi. No. Collecting widow's benefits prior to claiming your own Social Security retirement benefits has no adverse effect on your retirement benefit rate.

Best, Jerry

Aug 17 2022 - 3:58pm
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