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When do disabled widow(er)'s benefits begin?
The first month of your entitlement to disabled widow(er)'s benefits is the latest of the following months:
If a waiting period is required, the sixth consecutive full calendar month of disability; or
If a waiting period is not required, the first full calendar month of disability;
The month your insured spouse died;
The twelfth month before the month you applied for benefits (see §1513 for retroactivity of application); or
The month you turn 50.
(See §409 for when disabled widow(er)'s benefits end.)
Last Revised: Aug. 5, 2003
- When can you receive widow(er)'s benefits based on disability?
- Waiting Period
- Termination of Widow(er)'s Insurance Benefits
- Entitlement to Disabled Worker's Benefits
- When is a widow(er) entitled to father's or mother's insurance benefits?
- When is a surviving child entitled to child's insurance benefits?
- When an Application for Widow(er)'s Insurance Benefits is Not Required
- When may you establish a period of disability?
- When does your period of disability end?
- When is a widow entitled to widow(er)'s insurance benefits?
- Adjustment of Reduction Factor at FRA
- Entitlement to Retirement Insurance Benefit
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