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I'm curious, when my father died he was receiving SSDi and

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I'm curious, when my father died he was receiving SSDi and SS ( retirement and a chk because of a disability ) from what I understand if my mother hadn't remarried she would have continued to receive his checks. why do I, his disabled daughter not receive them?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 4 months ago.

To receive benefits under your father's earnings, you must be :

  • unmarried; and
  • under age 18; or
  • 18-19 years old and a full-time student (no higher than grade 12); or
  • 18 or older and disabled from a disability that started before age 22.

If you meet these requirements, but are not receiving benefits, you should go to your local office of Social Security Administration and apply for survivor benefits.

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