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Barbara
Barbara, Enrolled Agent
Category: Social Security
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My wife passed in March and I've had a tough time returning

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My wife passed in March and I've had a tough time returning to work. I'll be 62 in Sept. Can I collect my wife's social security until I reach age 66?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Barbara replied 6 months ago.

Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your wife. I can understand how difficult it must be for you.

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.

You cannot apply online. You can call SSA at 1-***-***-**** to schedule an appointment.

The following links contain additional information you will find helpful:

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

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

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

Expert:  Barbara replied 5 months ago.

Just following up with you to see if you have any other questions or concerns. If so, please come back to me here, and I will be happy to further assist you.

Best regards,

Barb