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I am a widow, age 59; do I start receiving my late husband's…

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I am a widow...

I am a widow, age 59; do I start receiving my late husband's social security at age 60, and how do I set up that process?

Accountant's Assistant: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.

What do you need in the way of info? He died March 6, 2015. I will be 60 next May 27.

Accountant's Assistant: Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?

I don't think so...?

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Social Security
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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

You are correct.

You can receive reduced benefits as early as age 60 or full benefits at your full retirement age or older.

You cannot apply online for survivor benefits.

You must call 1-***-***-**** between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday. A Social Security representative will schedule an appointment for you at your LOCAL Social Security office and tell you what documents you will need to bring with you for the appointment.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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