I've been collect SSA since I was 62 years old. Now I'm almost 66. When I applied for SSA, no one told me that I can collect benefit for my kid. At that time she was 3 years old. I also never receive any papers that indicated I could collect. Now a friend of my just apply for SSA, they told him that he can claim benefit for his child until 18. I found this out when he told me. I really don't know this before. I'm going to see SSA agency in the next 10 days. If this is true, can I request to collect SSA for my kid benefit since 4 years ago? as a prorate (lump sum) until today?
My husband (age 68 )and I (age 67) have just adopted our two year old granddaughter. His social security-formerly disability is more than double mine. When I report this to social security, what should I expect, or what should I tell them that I want?
Can a child's social security benefits be revoked due to a parent being noncompliant with school requirements, such as: not attending meetings, failure to give child prescribed medication, or truancy?
No. However, for a child's benefits to continue when they turn age 18, the child must either be disabled or attending secondary school (e.g. high school) on a full-time basis.
I'm getting ready to apply for my Social Security benefits at 62. I am the legal guardian of my grand-nephew (my sister's grandchild). We both live with my mother, who currently can claim both of us as a dependents (I'm one of the long-tern underemployed). My ward's parents are still alive -- one is in prison & one is receiving SS disability income for mental illness/drug use. Should I apply to get benefits for my ward (if he's entitled from his Mom's disability) as a representative or would it be best for me to formally adopt my grand-nephew?
Is my 13 yr old grandson eligible for benefits if my husband and I adopt him..We are his biological grandparents.
Probably, assuming that either you or your husband (or both) are receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits.
My daughter is turning 18 in February and will lose her ss benefit. What happens to that money? Can it go to another child even if that child is already drawing a check?
That money simply remains in the Social Security trust fund if it can't be redistributed to another beneficiary on the record.
A friend of mine has been married for 15 years, receiving SSDI for more than 20 years due to a serious long term incurable illness (approx.$1,400 mo.) She also receives a mo. check (approx. $800) for a child under the age of 16.
Hi Larry my son who is 13 yrs old is receiving ss from his mother who has passed , my question is I'm now 62 and wonder if he could receive ss from both of us or do they take only the higher earner?
Your son could only receive child benefits on one record at a time, whichever is higher. And, you would have to be drawing your benefits in order for your son to potentially qualify for benefits on your record. You may want to consider using our maximization software in order to determine the best filing strategy for you and your son.
Can a great-grandchild qualify for benefits on a great-grandparent's account?
My parents would like to adopt my daughter so that she may be eligible for their SS however my dad is currently receiving the ss with disability. I would like to know if once they adopt her and she is under my fathers benefit would that mean only my parents would have to claim her as a dependent when filing their taxes. Would like more info on filing tax.
I'm sorry, but my expertise is limited to Social Security, and not tax laws.