My father passed away last year. I had not even thought about his social security but now I've found out that my mother, his ex wife, is receiving his social security. Considering that they were divorced and I am his daughter, am I not the one entitled to his social security?
1 Answer from Attorneys
You father's retirement benefit ended upon his death. His widow may be receiving a widow's benefit but that is not HIS social security. There may also be a benefit for any surviving minor children.