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Survivors or window's benefits are usually not retroactive. The earliest you can apply for survivor benefits is at 60, unless you were disabled or become disabled within 7 years of his death.
According to SSA:
Your widow or widower can receive:
reduced benefits as early as age 60 or full benefits atfull retirement age or older.
benefits as early as age 50 if he or she is disabled AND their disability started before or within seven years of your death....
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