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Child Benefits

Will My Friend Still Draw The Same Amount When Her Oldest Child Turns Age 18?

I was asking a question for a friend if u draw SS for two kids say each one get 500 each when the older one gets 18 goes off her part the check goes to the younger one correct like they will still draw the same 1000 for one same as 500 for two. Just was asking they won’t lose no money correct. Thanks

Friday, May 12, 2023 - 13:37

Is What We Were Told By Social Security Correct?

Child benefits vs Child-in-care spouse benefits. I just applied for retirement benefits as I'm turning 62 this summer. We have triplet 11 year old kids. Today I visited the SSA office and applied for child's benefits on behalf of my kids. However your Maximize My Social Security Planner shows that my wife should file for Child-in-care spouse's benefits as well. The SSA rep stated that if my wife applies for child-in-care spouse's benefits, her share would proportionally reduce what my kids would receive.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 - 20:32

How Can I Determine If An Error Was Made When It Was Determined That My Daughter Doesn't Meet The Support Requirement To Qualify For Benefits From Her Step-Father's Social Security?

Hi Larry:
My disabled adult daughter now 27 has been receiving SSI since birth. My husband (Her step-dad) and I applied for DAC benefits on his record in 2/2022. My daughter was initially approved for DAC benefits with an entitlement from the date of the application February 2022 and she received SSI/SSDI and I received a parents benefit for child in care.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 11:41

How Will Benefits Be Affected When One Of The Children Drawing Benefits Turns 18?

Hi - father with disability is receiving SSDI $1,500, his two children are receiving $600 for both, one of the children is turning 18, how will the benefit be affected, go away? The child is not disabled and not in school. Thank you

Hi. Once a child turns age 18 they can only remain eligible for child benefits if they are either still in high school or they are disabled. So, it sounds like the child turning age 18 in your example will stop receiving benefits effective with the month they reach age 18.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 07:56

Will Social Security Pay A Lump Sum Amount Retroactive To My Daughter's Birth Date?

Hi Larry,
I have been on social Security disability since 1997. I am 62 and got married 12 years ago and was blessed with a daughter who is now nine years old. I recently found out about auxiliary benefits and contacted SSA and now await monthly payments for her. What I would like to know is will they pay a lump sum retro-active to when she was born in 2013? If not, why?

Thanking you in advance for your help.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 20:51

Can A Grandparent With Custody Of Their Grandchild File For Child And Child In Care Benefits?

I just have a quick question, if a grandparent has custody of their grandchild and is providing 100% of the childs care and claiming the grandchild as a dependent can the grandparents file a for child benefits and child in care benefits? The child is 13 and they are eligible for social security benefits and make less than the earnings limit. We were told that the child has to be legally adopted for this benefit from the social security office. Is that true?

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 17:32
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