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A widow, widower or surviving divorced spouse cannot apply online for survivors benefits.
If you wish to apply for disability benefits as a survivor, contact Social Security at 1-***-***-**** to request an appointment. (If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call our TTY number, 1-***-***-****.)
Your survivor benefit amount would be based on the earnings of the person who died.
These are examples of the benefits that survivors may receive:
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