Your dependent parent who is at least age 62 may receive benefits when you die.

You must have been providing at least half of your parent’s support and your parent must not be eligible to receive a retirement benefit that is higher than the benefit we could pay on your record. Your parent also must not have married after your death.

In addition to your natural parent, your stepparent or adoptive parent may receive benefits if they became your parent before you were age 16.

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