My husband just passed away at 67. I am 57 and still working. He qualified for disability benefits at around 62 which was equal to his regular retirement benefit of $2,054.40. He made more money than I did and I plan to file on his benefit and we have been married 18 years, If I take a widows benefit at age 60 I understand it is a reduced benefit. My question is when I reach full retirement age (67)? can I receive the full amount based on his work history? Is the widows benefit calculated on his earnings or mine?
I'm sorry for your loss.