Answered on May 05th, 2013 at 1:32 PM
In the situation you describe, an attorney may be a wise choice. Go to the top of this page and choose "Find a Lawyer" for someone nearby. This link may provide helpful information from SSA's website about applying for Social Security Survivor Benefits.
Unfortunately, these benefits can not be applied for online.
No attorney-client relationship has been established because of the information provided. Seek local counsel to address your particular facts. MJHJ