Can anyone tell me a few things about how you go about getting survivor benefits for a child or spouse. I have a person who told me she was recently turned down for benfits for herself as a divorced, non-remarried spouse and a young child. She was told that her x did not work long enough (I'm guessing he was around 26-30 when he passed) for the child to qualify for benefits. Any thoughts? Any suggestions? Thank you for your input.