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When is a parent of a deceased person entitled to parent's benefits?
You are entitled to parent's benefits as a parent of a deceased insured person if the conditions below are met:
The insured person was fully insured at the time of death;
You file an application for parent's benefits (see §1511 for completing application forms);
You have reached age 62;
You are not entitled to a retirement insurance benefit that is equal to or larger than the amount of the unadjusted parent's insurance benefit after any increase to the minimum benefit;
You were receiving at least one-half support from the insured person at the applicable time (see §423);
You filed evidence that the support requirement was met with the Social Security Administration within the required time limit (see §424);
You have not remarried since the insured person's death; and
One of the following conditions is met:
You are a natural parent and would be eligible under the law of the State where the worker lived to share in the intestate personal property of the worker as the worker's parent;
You legally adopted the insured person before he or she turned 16; or
You became the deceased's stepparent by a marriage entered into before the deceased turned 16.
Last Revised: March, 2001
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