You probably know people who are receiving Social Security survivors benefits because they’re a widow or widower. At present there are about five million widows and widowers receiving monthly Social Security benefits based on their deceased spouse’s earning records. If you are a widow or widower you can receive reduced benefits as early as age 60 or full benefits at full retirement age or older. In addition a surviving spouse can receive a lump sum death benefit of $255.00. To learn more about Social Security and what benefits you may be eligible to make, visit https://westsuburbanfh.com/social-security/.