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Child Benefits

Does The Six Month Retroactivity Limit Also Apply To Dependent Child Benefits?

I have a question on dependent benefits. My daughter passed away in 2020 she had 2 daughters age 16 ant 17 at the time of her passing. They live with my ex-son in law. I told him to call SS and file for dependent benefits for my granddaughters. He never went to SS to file until Dec of 2021. My oldest granddaughter is now 18 and the other is 17. SS said they can only go back 6 months from the day the claim was filled. Does the 6 month also apply for a dependent child claim?

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Friday, January 14, 2022 - 10:56

How Much Will My Client's Two Younger Children Receive When Their Older Sibling Turns 18?

My client has 3 children. Her oldest will turn 18 in less than 3 yrs so we're trying to figure out how much the 2 younger children will get when that time comes. Getting anything in writing from SSA is challenging. Can you help us? I'm trying to do a home loan for this widow and her family.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 17:14

Do I Have To Claim Benefits For Myself In Order For My Children To Draw Benefits?

Hi Larry,
I am almost 60 (12/25/61) as of this writing with A 10 year old child and a 12 year old adopted child.
I still earn 100000/yr from work however I contribute the max to 401k. I wanted to claim SS at 62 for the children.
Do I have to claim for myself also or can I claim just for them?
I will continue at my job for at least 5 years after turning 62.
I know that SS will be reduced because of my income.
When or how do I receive the benefits that were reduced because of work?

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Friday, October 29, 2021 - 13:45

Will My Daughter's Benefits Be Redistributed To My Son When She Turns 18?

Both my children receive survivor benefits from their father who passed earlier this year. They are the only 2 survivors to receive his benefits . My question is This… When my daughter turns 18 what will happen to her portion of the benefits? Will the funds be redistributed to my son?

Thank you

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Monday, October 18, 2021 - 15:42

When My Oldest Son Stops Getting Benefits Will His Benefit Be Redistributed To My Younger Two Children?

My husband passed away in 2015. I have three children, 10, 12, and soon to be 18. They currently receive $1189/each. After my son turns 18 and is ineligible to receive benefits, will his portion be distributed between the two younger ones?

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Monday, August 2, 2021 - 19:59
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