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Is It True That I Can't Get Widow's Benefits Until I'm Age 60?

I'm 58 my husband pass in nov 2 2013 a lot pleo said I can't draw off my husband untill I'm 60. Is this true.

Hi,

Yes, unless you are disabled or have an eligible child in your care, the earliest that you could qualify for Social Security widow's benefits is age 60 (https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10084.pdf).

Best, Jerry

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Sep 8 2017 - 7:09am
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