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View Diary: Kosability special edition, My Husband, My best Friend, my Caretaker Died Suddenly without warning (226 comments)

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  •  You might qualify for full SS Survivor Benefits (3+ / 0-)
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    Sand Hill Crane, KelleyRN2, llbear

    This is an excellent site I came across that summarizes the key provisions

    Here are the conditions for certain types of survivor beneficiaries:

    Widow(er) who has not remarried before age 60 (If an individual remarries prior to age 60, survivor benefits are not available in most cases.)
    At any age if caring for children under 16 or disabled children who get benefits
    If born before 1938, full benefits at age 65 or older or reduced benefits at age 60
    If born after 1960, full benefits at age 67
    If widow(er) is disabled, benefits at age 50-60

    I feel terrible for your loss and I know finances is just one of many concerns you have but I wanted to make sure you knew there might be some additional options for you.  

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