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If you are the widow or widower of a person who worked long enough under Social Security, you can:

  • receive full benefits at full retirement age for survivors or reduced benefits as early as age 60.

  • begin receiving benefits as early as age 50 if you are disabled and the disability started before or within seven years of the worker's death.

If a widow or widower who is caring for the worker's children receives Social Security benefits, they're still eligible if their disability starts before those payments end or within seven years after they end.

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;

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