When you are searching “widows benefits” and you mean survivor benefits from Social Security, then here are a few quick answers.
You receive benefits if you are taking care of children under 16 years old. Your benefits end when the youngest turns 16. Your children receive their survivor benefits until 18 years old.
If your kids are grown, you can start receiving your spouse’s benefits at age 60, but at a lower amount. If you wait until retirement age, the amount increases. Your situation may help you decide whether to take the benefits earlier or later.
Also, if you decide to remarry, you can still claim the benefits if you marry after 60 years old.
If you are divorced, you can also claim your deceased ex-spouse’s Social Security as long as you were married for at least 10 years.
You can find out more at this government site.
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