A widow/widowed of a spouse who worked long enough under Social Security can receive survivor benefits as follows:
1) Receive full benefits at the widow/widower's full retirement age or reduced benefit amount as early as 60 years old;
2) receive survivor benefits as early as 50 years old if the widow/widower is disabled;
3) receive survivor benefits at any age if the widow/widower is taking care of the deceased spouse's child under the age of 16 years old or is disabled and receives benefits on the deceased spouse's record.
So to answer your question based upon the facts provided, she will be elligible to receive benefits as early as age 60 at a reduced amount.
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