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My friend is 40 years old. her husband died. He was 55. can

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My friend is 40 years old. her husband died. He was 55. can she collect any type of social security
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney who will try my very best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I research statutes or ordinances and type out an answer or reply,but rest assured, I am working on your question.

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Unfortunately, Social Security survivor benefits are paid out as early as 50 only if someone is disabled and their disability started before or within 7 years of their spouse's death according to the SSA.

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Otherwise they can claim reduced benefits at 60 years old or full benefits at 67.

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