Child Benefits

Should My Daughter Get More Now That Her Father Is Deceased?

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I am a single Disabled custodial parent who receives DI with Child Aux. the single noncustodial parent child support order obligor *we never married lived apart* paid child support by state mandated wage garnishment. He unexpectedly died. Social Security deemed our child *technically entitled* to child survivors on his earnings record but pays nothing, leaving the financial burden solely based on my income alone. Leaving her deprived of the support from each parent. Losing not only him physically but all the financial means he provided and child depended upon.

Will My Granddaughter Be Entitled To Any Benefits After I Die If I Adopt Her?

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I'm a single grandparent currently receiving $1584.00 monthly I had to take early retirement SSA because I was granted custody of my granddaughter when she was 11 months. She's now 3 years 9 months.
I was told by the SSA worker who I spoke to about the application process, that I can get additional $800-$900 per month if I adopt my granddaughter. If this is true, should anything happen to me, would she be entitled to any future benefits?

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How Much Can Our Daughter Receive If My Husband Applies For His Benefits?

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My husband wants to retire in 12/2020 he will be 65 years old and 1 month. His estimate PIA from social security is 2,226. We have a 13 year old kid. When he retires the kid will be 14 (first year in high school). His FRA is 01/22 with a est benefit of 2399. My question is will my kid be eligible to receive retirement benefits from social security from my husbands even though I am still working full-time. If so, how much is she able to receive? What is the approx family maximum.

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Can My Adopted Daughter Continue To Get Benefits While She's In College?

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we adopted our grand daughter when she was almost 2. I filed early for social security so she could also get social security it stopped at 18. is it possible to get it for her if she is in college/?

Hi,

No. The only way that your daughter could continue to receive child's benefits after she's age 18 and out of high school is if she's disabled.

Best, Jerry

Is It True That My Grandchild Doesn't Qualify For Benefits On My Husband's Record?

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Larry, i have been raising my grandchildren ages 20 and 10. My husband died in May at age 60. We had custody of the 10 year old for 8 years of which my husband supported them. I am being told by social security that he would have had to adopt the 10 year old in order for him to get benefits. His parents have never contributed. Is this so because the website is vague. It states that generally the child has to had been adopted by the custodial grandparents to get benefits. I would appreciate a response as he died unexpectedly with no life insurance.

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