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I recently lost my husband and was told by my brother-in-law

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I recently lost my husband and was told by my brother-in-law that I could draw off my husband's social security when I turned 60. Is this correct?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.
Yes it is.
I am sorry to hear this. How old was he? was he already collecting?
I will get you a link about this.
Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/planners/survivors/onyourown2.html
This link talks specifically about widow's benefits. Please not that you CANNOT apply online. You will have to go to a local office with your id, a marriage certificate, and a death certificate (to be on the safe side).
Expert:  ShawnA replied 1 year ago.
If your widow or widower remarries after they reach age 60 (age 50 if disabled), the remarriage will not affect their eligibility for survivors benefits.