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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CH. 951-AUG. 10, 1946 "adopted (except for adoption by a stepparent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle subsequent to the death of such fully or currently insured individual) ". (b) Section 202 (c) (3) (C) is amended to read as follows: '(C) such child was living with and was chiefly supported by such child's stepfather." SEC. 403. PARENT'S INSURANCE BENEFITS. (a) Section 202 (f) (1) of such Act is amended by striking out "leaving no widow and no unmarried surviving child under the age of eighteen" and inserting in lieu thereof "if such individual did not leave a widow who meets the conditions in subsection (d) (1) (D) and (E) or an unmarried child under the age of eighteen deemed dependent on such individual under subsection (c) (3) or (4), and"; and by striking out in clause (B) thereof the word "wholly" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "chiefly". (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) of this section shall be applicable only in cases of applications for benefits under this Act filed after December 31, 1946. SEC. 404 . LUMP-SUM DEATH PAYMENTS. (a) Section 202 (g) of such Act is amended to read as follows: "LTMP-STUM DEATH PAYMENWTS "(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 person, if any, determined by the Administrator to be the widow or widower of the deceased and to have been living with the deceased at the time of death. If there is no such person, or if such person dies before receiving payment, then such amount shall be paid to any person or persons, equitably entitled thereto, to the extent and in the proportions that he or they shall have paid the expenses of burial of such insured individual No payment shall be made to any person under this subsection, unless application therefor shall have been filed, by or on behalf of any such person (whether or not legally competent), prior to the expiration of two years after the date of death of such insured individual." (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) of this section shall be applicable only in cases where the death of the insured individual occurs after December 31, 1946. (c) In the case of any individual who, after December 6,1941, and before the date of the enactment of this Act, died outside the United States (as defined in section 1101 (a) (2) of the Social Security Act as amended), the two-year period prescribed by section 202 (g) of such Act for the filing of application for a lump-sum death payment shall not be deemed to have commenced until the date of enactment of this Act. SEC. 405. APPLICATION FOR PRIMARY INSURANCE BENEFITS. (a) Section 202 (h) of such Act is amended to read as follows: "(h) An individual who would have been entitled to a benefit under subsection (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), or (f) for any month had he filed application therefor prior to the end of such month, shall be entitled to such benefit for such month if he files application therefor prior 987 53 Stat. 1364. 42U.S. C. §402(c) (3) (C). 53 Stat. 1366 . 42U. S.C. §402(f) (1). 53 Stat. 1365 . 42U. S.C.§402(d) (1) (D). (E). Supru. Applicability. 53 Stat. 1366 . 42U.S.C. §402(g) Ante, p. O86; rupra. 53 Stat. 1365 . 42 U. S.C . 402(d), (e). Applcabiity. 49 Stat. 647. 42 U. . C. 1301 (a) (2). Supra. S3 Stat. 1367. 42U. S.C. 1402 (). Ante, p. 988; 8pn 53 Stat. 13631366. 42U. . C. 402(a), (b), (d), (e).