If your wife earned more than you, you are entitled to widower's benefits
. When a widow or widower, or a surviving ex-spouse, waits until age 60 or later to remarry, they preserve the right to collect Social Security benefits on their deceased spouse's earnings record.
Husbands of women who died before April 9, 2001 may be entitled to widower's benefits
or to widowed father's allowance after a European Court of Human Rights decision.