Hi, my father passed away in January 2012 (age 63). He was actively working at the time of his death. My mom is 60 years old and is a US citizen. She has 2 children but none of them are minor. She was denied survivor benefits since my father had accumulated only 32 credits at the time of his death. Is my mom not eligible for any benefits due to lack of credits? My mom was completely dependent on my father for both livelihood and medical benefits. Any help or guidance would help a lot. Thanks.