My 72 year old cousin is collecting Social Security benefits based on his deceased wife's earnings. He remarried and has a 10 year old daughter. Is his daughter eligible to collect on his former wife's earnings?
And when he dies, will his now wife of more than 10 years be able to collect benefits based on what he was collecting. The Social Security office has no record of his earnings.
No, your cousin's new wife and her child would not be eligible for benefits on his deceased wife's record.