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  •  Considering the amount of static that single, (0+ / 0-)

    usually female, parents get, there is something cynical about saying that is better than having two parents recognized, whoever they may be, and two parents whose social security accounts would be available to the other of them and to any surviving children.  And don't give static about guys - when I was younger, "Dutch Uncles" and "confirmed bachelors" and 'spinsters"  took up the duty of child rearing when the family needed it done. No more, according to the Rs.  

    Would you please check again on whether the surviving spouse also gets a survivor's benefit when he or she is below the age of SS draws. When my beloved died in 1991, and when my father died before that, there was a survivor benefit for children, but not for the surviving spouse.

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