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According to SSA regulations - Who can get survivors benefits?
- unmarried children, who are younger than age 18 (or up to age 19 if they’re attending elementary or secondary school full time), can also get benefits. Your children can get benefits at any age if they were disabled before age 22 and remain disabled.
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When the SSA makes a decision on your claim, they will send you a letter explaining the decision.If you do not agree with that decision, you can appeal—that is, ask the SSA to look at your case again.
They are:• Reconsideration;• Hearing by an administrative law judge;• Review by the Appeals Council; and• Federal Court review.When the SSA sends you a letter about a decision on your application, they will tell you how to appeal the decision.
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