This page lists the types of survivors benefits available if you are the survivor.
widowers (and divorced widows and widowers), children and dependent parents.
How do I earn survivors benefits? As you work and pay Social Security taxes, ...
You probably know people who are receiving Social Security survivors benefits
because they're a widow or widower. At present, there are about 5 million ...
The earliest a widow or widower can start receiving Social Security survivors
benefits based on age will remain at age 60.
Your survivor benefit amount would be based on the earnings of the person who
died. The more they paid into Social Security, the higher your benefits would be ...
You can apply for benefits by calling our national toll-free service at 1-800-772-
1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) or visiting your local Social Security office.
En español | Q. I know that Social Security provides monthly benefits for widows
and widowers and their children. Can you explain how this program works?
Jan 30, 2016 ... Upon the death of a spouse, you are eligible for a Social Security survivor benefit
as long as you have been married for at least 9 months.
Program Description. These are benefits paid to the widow or widower of a
deceased worker who had earned enough work credits. To qualify for this benefit
Jun 4, 2016 ... Widows and widowers are entitled to receive survivors benefits from Social
Security if their spouse worked long enough paying Social Security ...