415.When is a widow(er) entitled to father's or mother's insurance benefits?
As a widow(er), you are entitled to father's or mother's insurance benefits if all of the conditions below are met:
You have filed an application for father's or mother's insurance benefits;
NOTE: See §1511 for completing application forms. No application is required if you were entitled to spouse's insurance benefits for the month before the month in which the insured worker died.
You are not entitled to a retirement insurance benefit that is equal to or larger than the amount of the unadjusted father's or mother's insurance benefit;
You are not married (see §417);
You are not entitled to widow(er)'s insurance benefits (see §402); and
You meet one of the conditions in §401 (F).
Last Revised: Mar. 12, 2009