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If you are the unmarried widow or widower of a person who worked long enough under Social Security, you can

Please note: If you also will receive a pension based on work not covered by Social Security, such as government or foreign work, your Social Security benefits as a survivor may be affected.

Select one of the links below to get additional information about


Full retirement age for Survivors is increasing from 65 to 67

Find your full retirement age

Note: Survivors born on January 1st should select the previous year.

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