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First of all - you qualify for social security benefits as a surviving spouse at age 60.
Benefits will be reduced - because you are starting before your FRA - full retirement age.
If you was born in Dec 1958 - you will turn 60 in Dec, 2018 - and your first check will be for January 2019 - and will arrive in February 2019.
You may apply three months before your become eligible - in Oct 2018.
You may not apply before that.
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