There are different stipulations under Part B and Part E for survivor benefits. For both parts, you will need to file a claim with your local DOL Resource Center and provide a copy of the death certificate of the eligible employee, marriage/divorce certificates and birth certificates as applicable.
Part B Survivor Eligibility (in order of eligibility):
- Eligible spouse (married at least one year prior to death)
- Children- regardless of age
Part E Survivor Eligibility (in order of eligibility):
- Eligible spouse
- Children who at the time of death of the employee were: under 18, under the age of 23 and a full time continuous student, or any age (if medically incapable of self-support)