You probably know people who are receiving Social Security survivors benefits
because they're a widow or widower. At present, there are about 5 million ...
Note: If a widow or widower who is caring for the worker's children receives
Social Security benefits, he or she is still eligible if their disability starts before
The earliest a widow or widower can start receiving Social Security survivors
benefits based on age will remain at age 60.
Nov 14, 2013 ... Widows and widowers can stay financially comfortable in retirement if they're
aware of these benefits.
However, there are some exceptions of note:
First, your benefit
cannot be reduced, so if your spouse's benefit
was smaller than your own, his/her passing will not affect your benefit
Note, you may not collect the Social Security widow benefit
prior to age 60 unless y... More »
widowers (and divorced widows and widowers), children and dependent parents.
How do I earn survivors benefits? As you work and pay Social Security taxes, ...
Jun 16, 2014 ... Thanks to one of Social Security's nasty "gotchas," the survivor benefits that a
widow(er) receives depend on when the late spouse took ...
Indeed, millions of widows and widowers receive monthly survivor checks. Here's
what you need to know.
Dec 18, 2014 ... If I claim a (reduced) widow's survivor benefit before age 66, I expect to receive
$1,314 a month if I file now at age 61½ or $1,347 at age 62.
You can apply for benefits by calling our national toll-free service at 1-800-772-
1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or visiting your local Social Security office.