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A mothers dies, with minor children She never worked Are the

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A mothers dies, with minor children
She never worked
Are the children eligible for survivors benifits
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 1 month ago.

Regrettably, the answer is no. If the mother never worked, the children are not entitled to survivor benefits if she never worked and contributed to the Social Security system. The survivor benefits are based on the earnings of the mother.

However, if their father worked and is collective Social Security benefits, they can get benefits under their father's earnings.

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