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My wife opted to receive social security at the age of 62.

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My wife opted to receive social security at the age of 62. At the time I was 52. I am a 100% disabled veteran and am unable to work. My wife passed away in August of 2014 at the age of 63. Her monthly social security check was stopped. Am I able to receive social security as a widowed spouse?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.

My deepest sympathies for your loss.

You are not eligible to receive the benefits at this time. You must be 60 and over in order to receive the survivor benefits. For more information, click on the link below:

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/ifyou2.html

Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 year ago.

You need to contact Social Security Administration ("SSA") for this information. Here is SSA's contact information:

https://www.socialsecurity.gov/survivors/

If your sister has been using your mother's charge cards, you need to file a police report against her.

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