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I am collecting my husbands social security widow benefits.

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I am collecting my husbands social security widow benefits. how much would mine be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.

These are examples of the benefits that survivors may receive:

  • Widow or widower, full retirement age or older -- 100 percent of the deceased worker's benefit amount;
  • Widow or widower, age 60 -- full retirement age -- 71½ to 99 percent of the deceased worker's basic amount;
  • Disabled widow or widower aged 50 through 59 -- 71½ percent;
  • Widow or widower, any age, caring for a child under age 16 -- 75 percent.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am 74 how much would I get for social security
Jacqueline amerio
Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.

Your social security benefits are NOT based on your current age - but rather on your age when you started benefits.

Expert:  lev-tax replied 1 year ago.

If you started before your FRA - full retirement age - your benefits are permanently reduced.

Let me know at which age you started benefits?

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