20 CFR § 216.68 - Disability period for widow(er), surviving divorced spouse, or remarried widow(er).
A widow(er), surviving divorced spouse, or remarried widow(er) who has a disability as defined in part 220 of this chapter is eligible for an annuity only if the disability began before the end of a period which:
(a) Begins in the later of:
(1) The month in which the employee died;
(b) Ends with the earlier of:
(1) The month before the month in which the widow(er) or surviving divorced spouse or remarried widow(er) become 60 years old; or
(2) The last day of the last month of a 7-year period (84 consecutive months) following the month in which the period began.