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How old do I have to be to sign up on widow benefits. my

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how old do I have to be to sign up on widow benefits.
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: my husband died 4 years ago and when I called the ssi board they said I could do nothing until I turned 60 just checking
JA: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?
Customer: lost insurance when he died; been takeing care of grandkids so I can cover my bills. daughter pays me just enough to cover important bills
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  emc011075 replied 9 months ago.

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Unless you are disabled or taking care of his child, you will have to wait until 60 to apply for widows benefits or 62 to apply for your own benefits.

Expert:  emc011075 replied 9 months ago.

I see you read my respond. Do you have any questions? Is there anything else I can help you with today?