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  What are the requirements for receiving disabled widow’s benefits?
  What are the requirements for receiving disabled widow's benefits?

You may be able to get disabled widow(er)'s benefits at age 50 if you are found to meet Social Security's disability requirement.  Your disabling impairment must have started before age 60 AND  within 7 years of the latest of the following dates:   the month the worker died; OR  the last month you were entitled to mother's or father's benefits on the worker's record; OR the month your previous entitlement to disabled widow(er)'s benefits ended because your disability ended.

Contact 1-800-772-1213 to make an appointment to file for benefits.  People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our toll-free TTY number, 1-800-325-0778, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

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