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From: Scott Anderson <>
Subject: Re: Social Security Question
Date: 25 Apr 2000 14:49:38 -0400
On Tuesday, April 25, 2000, Dyane Kirkland <> wrote:
>I have a social security number of a man in one of the
>lineages I am tracing. He does not appear in the SSDI.
>Interestingly, however, SS paid survivor's benefits for
>years to his child after his death in (1956?). The card
>number is an Ohio number.
>If anyone knows more about social security than I do (which
>is likely!), can you give me an idea WHY there would be no
>record of his death by name or SS# in the SSDI if they paid
The databases that currently are available electronically seem to begin, for the most part, with people who died in the 1960s and later (presumably only after SSA became computerized). I don't know the exact cut-off but there may be a sporadic few who died in the 1950s who show up, possibly due to continued survivor benefits as you describe. If that's the case then this man's benefits still appear to have ended before the cut-off.
S R C A
cott obert ranston nderson
USGenWeb Coordinator, Guernsey Co., OH, http://www.usgennet.org/~ohguern