In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must meet all of the following requirements:
- Are at least age 62.
- Received at least one-half of your support from the deceased worker at the time of their death (or at the beginning of the deceased worker's disability).
- Provided timely documents that prove the deceased worker was providing at least one-half of your support.
- Are not entitled to retirement insurance benefit equal to or exceeding the amount of the parent's new benefit.
- Are the natural parent of the deceased worker (or become the stepparent or adoptive parent before the deceased worker reached the age of 16).
- Have not married after the deceased worker's death (unless an exception applies).
- The deceased worker had enough work credits.
Based on the information you gave, you could get Social Security parent's benefits beginning at age 62 if:
- your child had enough work credits.
- your child provided at least ½ of your support; and you are not getting a higher benefit on your own work record.