Form SSA-24, Application For Survivor's Benefits

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  1. jbryant916

    jbryant916 Newbie

    Am completing the Aid and Attendance application (VA Form 21-534) for my mother-in-law, whose husband served in the Army in WWII. He died in 2007 at age 91, and was not retired from the military. He was receiving a very small VA pension at the time of his death. The last page of the A&A application form is the Form SSA-24, Application For Survivor's Benefits. I seem to remember the funeral home completing a form like this for any benefits my mother-in-law was entitled to at the time her husband passed away, but am not sure.

    Can anyone explain what this form might entitle her to? On the one hand, I don't want to be accused of applying for a benefit already received, but also don't want to her to miss out because we don't complete the form and submit it for her. Thanks.
     
  2. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Form SSA-24 is used if you want the VA to apply for Social Sec. benefits for you. Usually this is non-applicable in making application for this pension.
     
  3. iccdan56

    iccdan56 Newbie

    I'm filling out form 534 on behalf of my mother and find the SSA-24 confusing. My mom is getting her monthly SS retirement benefits. Is the SSA-24 an application for something other than normal monthly retirement benefits? Thanks
     
  4. vetadmin

    vetadmin Administrator Staff Member

    Form SSA-24 is used if you want the VA to apply for Social Sec. benefits for you. Usually this is non-applicable in making application for this pension.

    Since Mom already receives SS, not necessary.
     

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