Child Benefits

Will My Cousin's Benefits Be Affected If Her Daughter Gets SS Benefits From Her Father's Account?

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My cousin is 39 years old and has a daughter who just turned 14. My cousin has been receiving permanent SSDI payments ($667/mo) plus SSI payments ($31.02/mo). Her daughter has been receiving SSDI payments ($55/mo) based on her mother's benefits. The daughter's father, who has never been married to her mother, is currently applying for SS retirement at age 63. His minor daughter is eligible for SS benefits based on his retirement benefit.

Why Are My Son's Survivor Benefits Counted As Income?

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My son recieves survivors benefits fro ssi. Why do they include this as my income for eligibility for me to put my daughter in day care. I have to prove every year that the money is spent on my sons needs not my daughters Daycare

Hi,

Well, your son's Social Security survivor benefits are his income, not yours or your daughter's. I don't know what kind of program you are referring to with regard to your daughter's daycare, but if they count your son's income, I assume it's counted as a part of your family income. That's just a guess, though.

Can My Granddaughter Receive Benefits On My Record?

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I am 64 and receiving SS retirement. My husband is 55. We have recently been awarded legal guardianship of our 4 year old granddaughter. I have received conflicting information. Some information states that with legal guardianship, we can receive SS benefits for our granddaughter, and other information states she must be adopted or have disabled parents. Which is correct? I am currently using your software, which gives benefits to the child and my spouse. Thank you.

Hi,

Can My Granddaughter Get Benefits On My Social Security Record?

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I AM LOOKING TO RETIRE AT 62 ON SOCIAL SECURITY,I HAVE BEEN TAKING CARE OF MY GRAND-DAUGHTER SINCE BIRTH,SHE HAS LIVED WITH ME HER WHOLE LIFE.HER MOTHER AND FATHER ARE NOT MARRIED AND NEITHER OF THEM LIVE WITH ME.SHE GET HEALTH INSURE FROM MEDICARE THROUGH WAREFARE,BECAUSE HER MOTHER DOES NOT WORK AND THE FATHER PAYS 500.00 A MONTH TO MOTHER FOR CHILD SUPPORT.BUT I PROVIDE A HOME FOR HER AND TAKE CARE OF HER.I DONT HAVE CUSTODY OF HER.

Can My Adopted Granddaughter Get Benefits On My Record?

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I am 67 have filed and suspended my benifits, my husband turns 66 March 26th he will collect on my benefits as they are higher. Does he apply now or wait till February
Also I have adopted my grand daughter can I get benefits for her now even though have suspended benefits.
I am the only adoptive parent

Hi,

Social Security applications can be filed up to 4 months in advance, so your husband could apply any time now.

Can A Child Get Survivor Benefits If They Recevie Food Stamps?

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Can a child receive their deceased parent's Social Security if they are also receiving food stamps and Calworks?

Hi,

Food stamps and other types of public assistance have no effect on a person's entitlement to Social Security benefits, nor the rate of the benefits payable. However, receipt of Social Security benefits could effect the person's eligibility for food stamps and other public assistance payments.

Best, Jerry

Can My Grandchildren Get Benefits On My Record?

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Hi Larry, I have 2 minor grandchildren and their Mother (Mt daughter) living with us and I claim the 2 children as dependents on my income taxes. They will be living with us permanently and my daughter cannot work as she is the care giver of them both. I am supporting them and will be qualified for FRA at 66 in May 2017. Can I receive extra SS benefits for my grand children's support? My daughter is divorced and there is no support from the father.

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