Unfortunately, adults who live together but are not married are not eligible to receive payments on the basis of disabled person with whom he or she lives. But see the section on common-law marriage!
Benefits for the Survivors of a Deceased Wage Earner
Widows, widowers (including divorced widows and widowers), children and dependent parents might be eligible to receive benefits if a wage earner is deceased regardless of their disability status.
We have outlined what benefits they might be entitled to under the sections on ex-spouses.