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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 666-AUG. 10, 1939 "Parent's Insurance Benefit Beneficiaries. ( (1) Every parent (as defined in this subsection) of an indi- vidua who died a fully insured individual after December 31, 1939, leaving no widow and no unmarried surviving child under the age of eighteen, if such parent (A) has attained the age of sixty-five, (B) was wholly dependent upon and supported by such individual at the time of such individual's death and filed proof of such depend- ency and support within two years of such date of death, (C) has not married since such individual's death, (D) is not entitled to receive any other insurance benefits under this section, or is entitled to receive one or more of such benefits for a month, but the total for such month is less than one-half of a primary insurance benefit of such deceased individual, and (E) has filed application for parent's insurance benefits, shall be entitled to receive a parent's insurance Beneftperiod, benefit for each month, beginning with the month in which such parent becomes so entitled to such parent's insurance benefits and ending with the month immediately preceding the first month in which any of the following occurs: such parent dies, marries, or becomes entitled to receive for any month an insurance benefit or benefits (other than a benefit under this subsection) in a total amount equal to or exceeding one-half of a primary insurance benefit of such deceased individual. Ra te. "(2) Such parent's insurance benefit for each month shall be equal to one-half of a primary insurance benefit of such deceased individual, except that, if such parent is entitled to receive an insurance benefit or benefits for any month (other than a benefit under this subsec- tion), such parent's insurance benefit for such month shall be reduced by an amount equal to the total of such other benefit or benefits for such month. When there is more than one such individual with respect to whose wages the parent is entitled to receive a parent's insurance benefit for a month, such benefit shall be equal to one-half of whichever primary insurance benefit is greatest. "Parent" defined. "(3) As used in this subsection, the term 'parent' means the mother or father of an individual, a stepparent of an individual by a mar- riage contracted before such individual attained the age of sixteen, or an adopting parent by whom an individual was adopted before he attained the age of sixteen. "Lump-Sum Death Payments Lump-sum death payments. Amount of pay- ment. Persons entitled to benefits. "(g) Upon the death, after December 31, 1939, of an individual who died a fully or currently insured individual leaving no surviving widow, child, or parent who would, on filing application in the month in which such individual died, be entitled to a benefit for such month under subsection (c), (d), (e), or (f) of this section, an amount equal to six times a primary insurance benefit of such individual shall be paid in a lump-sum to the following person (or if more than one, shall be distributed among them) whose relationship to the deceased is determined by the Board, and who is living on the date of such determination: To the widow or widower of the deceased; or, if no such widow or widower be then living, to any child or children of the deceased and to any other person or persons who are, under the intestacy law of the State where the deceased was domiciled, entitled to share as distributees with such children of the deceased, in such proportions as is provided by such law; or, if no widow or widower and no such child and no such other person be then living, to the parent or to the parents of the deceased, in equal shares. A person who is entitled to share as distributee with an above-named relative 1366 [53 STAT.