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My wife passed last Month.. I am being denied survivor

Customer Question

My wife passed last Month.. I am being denied survivor benefit for my Grand daughter
who we have Legal guardianship for since 2000.. she is 17 and will turn 18 in Jan..
they told me to appeal.. do I have a case?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 8 months ago.

Are her legal parents still alive? Are either of them disabled?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
her mother is divorced living in Ohio on SSI father not involed
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 8 months ago.

Yes, I am here, be right with you.

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 8 months ago.

OK, so dad is not involved, but the question really is, is he disabled (as per SSA) or deceased?