Thank you for your follow up questions today.
Unfortunately, you cannot claim benefits from your brothers and sisters. This is true even though they did not have any children
Also, the children would only be eligible for the $255 death benefit
they would not be eligible for any monthly benefits.
I'm truly sorry and I wish I had better news for you.
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Last one right now. My father passed before mother but she never received any of his social security, or military retirement? always wondered bout that we had to support her for years and this government has been no help to our family beleive me, but worthwhile struggle to care for others has no price, just wonderewd how our family fell through all the cracks/
You would have to apply for survivor benefits for your mother, and if her own benefit was greater than his benefit she would not be eligible for anything.
I would go to your local social security office with your mother and see if she is eligible for greater benefits off your father's record.
thanks again i will do that i have all the documents necessary. have a good one