Widows Collecting Social Security At Age 60

This isn't exactly a frugal tip but it is something that every Widow should know. I learned this the hard way, I lost my husband before I was 60 years old. A single widow of sixty can start withdrawing from her husbands Social Security account. It will be reduced of course. When I started at age 60 it was 70 1/3 percent of the amount I could have gotten if I had started at age 65.

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Comments

  1. nana says

    Just why would this be fair? If I am single and working mybnutt off I still have to wait till 62 and also take a reduced amount. Otherwise I work to 66. I don’t see widowhood should be a different set of rules.

    • M Charlotte says

      I have no idea when this started and have no opinion if it is fair or not either. I just think it is something a Widow should know. I have worked all my life too and in fact am still working at age 81. Personally I wish I could have waited until I was of regular retirement age before I started but circumstances dictated otherwise.