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Great Questions. You should both get survivors benefits.
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 or reduced benefits as early as age 60. The only reason why you may have been told this, is if you have more in your social security account than your husband has (i.e. your husband's wages/salary is less than yours, etc.).
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