Those who may receive monthly benefits:
A widow or widower 60 years or older (50 if disabled) and still caring for an entitled child who is under 16 or disabled, or
An ex-wife or husband 60 years or older (50-59 if disabled) and your marriage lasted at least 10 years, or you are caring for your child, who is:
Younger than age 16 or disabled and is your former spouse’s natural or legally adopted child, or
An unmarried child under 18 or 19 years (22 if disabled), or
A dependent parent aged 62 years or older, and
The deceased made sufficient Social Security contributions.