Use the following procedures when a mother/father is between age 60 and the month
When we suspend or terminate the mother’s or father’s benefits because she or he no
longer has an entitled child-in-care, the mother/father must file an application to
become entitled to reduced widow(er)'s benefits.
Obtain a skeleton SSA-10-BK, Application for Widow’s or Widower’s Insurance Benefits,
indicating the month that reduced benefits will begin.
Provide information about the possible receipt of a government pension, and develop
for any required proofs (e.g., proof of age). For details, see RS 00207.004.
REMINDER: If the worker died before age 62 and she or he met all other requirements, consider
applying the Widow(er)’s Indexing Computation (WINDEX). See RS 00615.302.