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When my husband dies, will I get any of his social security

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When my husband dies, will I get any of his social security benefits?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 6 months ago.
You might be eligible for survivors benefits.
Expert:  lev-tax replied 6 months ago.
If you are the widow or widower of a person who worked long enough under Social Security, you can:receive full benefits at full retirement age for survivors or reduced benefits as early as age 60.begin receiving benefits as early as age 50 if you are disabled AND the disability started before or within seven years of the worker's death.A widow, widower or surviving divorced spouse cannot apply online for survivors benefits. If you wish to apply for disability benefits as a survivor, contact Social Security at1-***-***-**** to request an appointment. (If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call our TTY number, 1-***-***-****.).These are examples of the benefits that survivors may receive:Widow or widower, full retirement age or older -- 100 percent of the deceased worker's benefit amount;Widow or widower, age 60 -- full retirement age -- 71½ to 99 percent of the deceased worker's basic amount;Disabled widow or widower aged 50 through 59 -- 71½ percent;Widow or widower, any age, caring for a child under age 16 -- 75 percent.Does that answer your question?