Survivor Benefits: Four Benefits Paths Widow(er)s Need to Know If They Lose Their Spouse
Updated: Jun 10, 2022
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I love it when the SSA puts something out that is practical and helpful knowledge for many (versus when it is silliness that is not useful). It published the linked article below, to remind widow(ers), being 'survivors' of a spouse with a sufficient work record before passing, of when they may become eligible for benefits earned by the departed spouse:
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At age 50 if you have a disability (aka disabled widow benefit)
At age 60 (the benefit amount will be reduced)(widow retirement benefit)
At any age if you have a child under your care who is under age 16 or who became disabled before age 22 (widow caretaker benefit)
If you were widowed and remarried after age 60 (remarried widow benefit)
The SSA published the linked article above to remind widow(ers), being 'survivors' of a spouse with a sufficient work record before passing, of when they may become eligible for benefits earned by their departed spouse. Worth a read or a listen!
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