People who begin receiving monthly Social Security benefits at age 65 receive less in monthly payments than if they wait until full retirement age, reports the Social Security Administration. However, if they do not sign... More »

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Widows and widowers can receive Social Security benefits as early as age 60, though benefits are reduced if they are taken before reaching full retirement age. Widows and widowers may switch to their own retirement benef... More »

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Those turning 65 and still working are eligible for Medicare; however, they are not automatically enrolled because they are not yet receiving Social Security. Instead, they enroll manually during the Initial Enrollment P... More »

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A person can receive Social Security benefits as early as age 62, but the amount received is less than the amount received at full retirement age, according to the Social Security Administration. Each additional year a p... More »

Anyone wishing to apply for Medicare at a local Social Security office must bring Social Security information for herself and relevant family members, banking information and information about work and military service, ... More »

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A widow or widower can receive Social Security death benefits as soon as age 60 of full retirement age and as soon as age 50 if the survivor is disabled, according to the Social Security Administration. If the surviving ... More »

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A widow receives reduced or full Social Security benefits that belonged to a deceased spouse as early as age 60 or at full retirement age, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration. Widows can also receive ben... More »

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