Can I get survivor benefits before age sixty?
If you are disabled, you can begin drawing reduced survivor benefits as early as age fifty.
You are eligible for survivor benefits prior to age sixty if you are caring for a child of your deceased spouse who is younger than sixteen, or if you are taking care of a child of your deceased spouse who became disabled prior to turning twenty-two. Bear in mind once again that survivor benefits are reduced forever if your spouse takes retirement benefits early. If a child gets married, benefits cease.