514.When do disabled widow(er)'s benefits begin?
The first month of your entitlement to disabled widow(er)'s benefits is the latest of the following months:
If a waiting period is required, the sixth consecutive full calendar month of disability; or
If a waiting period is not required, the first full calendar month of disability;
The month your insured spouse died;
The twelfth month before the month you applied for benefits (see §1513 for retroactivity of application); or
The month you turn 50.
(See §409 for when disabled widow(er)'s benefits end.)
Last Revised: Aug. 5, 2003