If a parent of the deceased beneficiary is the claimant and there is more than one
surviving parent, explain that if they are living together, the payment will be combined
and a joint check will be issued. If the surviving parents are not living together,
the payment will be divided equally between them even if the total amount payable
is $200 or less. Of course, if one parent is entitled to monthly benefits on the same
earnings record as the deceased and the other is not, the entitled parent takes precedence
over the other.