What is the earliest age I can receive benefits?

The divorced individual must be at least age 62 if the ex-spouse is alive and the ex-spouse has applied for or is collecting benefits. The divorced individual may collect at age 60 (50 is disabled) if ex-spouse is deceased. Benefits will be reduced if received before the divorced individual attains normal retirement age but will not be reduced if ex-spouse receives benefits before normal retirement age.

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