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    Feb 22, 2013, 09:46 AM
    Is there any assistance for Widows under 60?
    I'm a widow age 55 and need financial assistance, is there any assistance that I can receive now? I've applied for Social Security from my husband but was told I have to wait until 62 to collect. Is there any other assistance programs out there for widows of my age?
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    Feb 22, 2013, 11:02 AM
    Have you contacted your County and State Offices? There are many types of financial aid, and they vary by State - help with heat, utilities, health insurance, food, rent, etc.
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    Feb 22, 2013, 11:06 AM
    Also, check with the reference desk at your local public library. This has become a far too frequent question, so most libraries have pulled together a file full of resource names and contact numbers of financial and psychological and social helps for those struggling to meet their daily needs.
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    Feb 22, 2013, 03:55 PM
    55 is just not considered old. You don't have minor children, I assume. If you own your home, you probably won't find any assistance. You can sell and move to a cheaper condo, or get roommates, and look for a job. I got a roommate at 65.

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