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Barbara
Barbara, Enrolled Agent
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  18+ years of experience in tax preparation; 25+ years of experience as a real estate/corporate paralegal.
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My husband died 18 years ago, I will be 60 next month. I am

Customer Question

My husband died 18 years ago, I will be 60 next month. I am told I am due for ssi payments on his earnings. What are the facts?
JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.
Customer: Is a widow able to draw benifits at age 60 on her deceased spouse.
JA: Is there anything else the retirement accountant should be aware of?
Customer: not sure
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Barbara replied 5 months ago.

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

  • 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.

Contact Social Security at 1-***-***-**** to request an appointment to apply.

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

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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Expert:  Barbara replied 5 months ago.

Just following up with you to see if you have any other questions. If so, please let me know so I can assist you further.

Best regards,

Barb