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To claim benefits before the death, you must be unmarried and age 62 or older.Your ex-spouse must be entitled to retirement benefits.Disabled adults and children who have limited incomes and resources may also qualify.
Generally, benefits are available to children under the age of 18 — or 19 if they're still in high school.
But the more than 59 million Americans who receive monthly payments from Social Security include children, widows and widowers who've lost working mates, disabled people who can no longer work, and even the former spouses of breadwinners. Generally, you need 10 years of work in a job in which you pay Social Security taxes to be eligible for retirement benefits.