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Because she applied for her benefits before her full retirement age she permanently reduced current and all future benefits she is or she will be eligible for. Which means her survivor/widower benefits will be about 75% of your benefits, not 100%.
She would need to repay the benefits she received and wait until her full retirement age of 66 to receive full 100%. If she applies any time before her full retirement age, all her benefits will be reduced.
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