I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to help you better understand your options.
I'm sorry to hear about your loss
Yes, you can retire at age 60 and draw survivor benefits
It will not impact your VA check
Does the survior benitits equal my VA check? I am wondering how much I will get . That will tell me if I get enough to live on with my VA check.
Your survivor benefit is about 70% of what he would have drawn at full retirement age
It is reduced because you are taking it before full retirement age
He would have already been retired as of this date.
Yes, but your benefit is based on when you draw
If you are under full retirement age, it is reduced regardless of his age
Ok, so that I would find out at the regular SS office?
Yes, or by calling 1-800-772-1213
You have been a great help. Thank you so much,
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