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Eligibility for Social Security Survivor Benefits

My ex son-in-law just passed away (51 yrs old always worked). He left behind three boys (10 yr old twins and an 8 yr old brother plus my daughter his recent ex). The boys were born in Alabama and still reside there with my daughter. She has an upcoming meeting with Social Security. Do you have any idea what she will get per child and does she qualify for benefits? Thank you.

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March 16, 20170 found this helpful

The boys will qualify for survivor benefits. She can get half of the social security he would have gotten if he had lived. I can't give you the exact amount because that depends on how many years he worked.

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March 17, 20170 found this helpful

If she has remarried before his death, she will not get anything, but the children still will. (However, the children's money is sent to her in her name) The amount is divided among the 3 children. But, it only pays up to a certain amount. When the older 2 drop off, the younger childs amount may increase.

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