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Survivor Benefit for spouse already receiving benefits

Does my potential future survivor benefit change based on when I start to receive my own SS benefits?
For example, suppose my husband would die when I am age 68. Would my widow's benefit be different if I started my own SS benefits at age 62 versus 66?

Updated : January 2, 2013 by Guest


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Survivor benefits vs. retirement benefits

January 2, 2013 by David Luhman

In many cases, a widow or widower can begin receiving one benefit (survivor/retirement) at a reduced rate and then, at full retirement age, switch to the other benefit at an unreduced rate.

http://www.ssa.gov/survivorplan/onyourown5.htm#a0=1

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