Skip to content

AARP Members Enjoy Exclusive Discounts on Travel, Dining and More. Join Today

 

I'm 59 years old and want to know when I can claim my late husband’s retirement benefit?

En español | You can receive reduced survivor benefits as early as age 60 or wait and receive full survivor benefits when you are older.  If you are disabled, you may be eligible for survivor benefits as early as age 50.  You can receive survivor benefits at any age if you are not remarried and are taking care of a deceased worker’s child who is under age 16 or disabled and receives benefits on the worker's record.  If the person who died did not receive retirement benefits before his or her full retirement age, you would receive full survivor benefits at your full retirement age.  If your spouse received reduced benefits, your survivor's benefit will be based on that amount. You could be eligible for the maximum amount payable before you reach your full retirement age.


Submit a Question to AARP Experts

Didn’t see the answer to your question? Help us improve the tool by submitting your Social Security question. Go


Join the Discussion

0 |

Please leave your comment below.

You must be logged in to leave a comment.

Next Article

Read This