My son's father passed away before my son was born. Can my son still receive survivor benefits even if his father did not sign his birth certificate?
The readers are right, check with you Social Security Ofc. The phone # is on the phone book in the blue pages, or you can get the 800 # online. Most questions can be answered over the phone; in some cases, you can apply over the phone.
My husband is wanting to adopt my daughter and she receives Social Security from her father who passed away while I was pregnant. Will she still get her Social Security checks if she takes my husband's last name and does not have her father's last name?
By Courtney P. from Knoxville, TN
My husband died of cancer in 1986 when my son was 18 months of age. My son received Social Security survivor's benefits until age 18, even though he was adopted by my husband after I remarried. We even got a replacement birth certificate with his "new" last name. Don't know if the rules have changed since then, so it's best to check with your local Social Security office.
My son's father recently passed. We were not together and even though he didn't sign the birth certificate and wouldn't give his DNA for child support he was put down as the father and was ordered to pay child support, since he wouldn't fight it. My son is 4 years old. Will he receive a check off his father?
By Gina G
Gina; You will need a copy of the death certificate, which you can get at the funeral home that took care of his death and a copy of the support order, which you received from the FOC. Deeli is correct, this is Federal. The comment to "Get A Job" from Chlo--She needs to acknowledge that our great president is pushing all this to support low income people and there are so many people out of work right now, that he was voted back in.
I am like her, very tired of seeing all the people who are driving better auto's than mine, and drawing food stamps. As soon as he got in office he gave all of those families $100 more per month. I advised you call in case they require anything else. And -- may still be able to do it by phone. And Chlo - needs to fight the "freebies" not SS.
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I usually offer a tip, but now I have a question. My husband and I receive Social Security benefits. Does the surviving spouse receive a portion of decedent's SS benefit? If divorced? If so, what percentage? If someone can offer a link or other resource for the answer I would appreciate it. Thank you!
I had some months ago contacted SS office online by email. No response. Thanks to all of you!
How do I go about drawing Social Security for my child when his father died two months before he was born in 2007 and now here it is 2013?
By Ashley L.
You will have to provide an original death certificate as well as original birth certificate. This means NO zerox copies. Different cost in each state. Just got copies of each for my family here (MN) and it was $13 for each. You may find that the extra copies of the death certificate will be warranted to get now....all additional were $6. And for anything down the road, you will put out the first time fee.
For my brother's savings bonds, 5 years post death, we had to send in a death certificate. It was Pay on death (POD) and you had to prove it. Some college admissions might require if applying for special funds, etc.
My son was born in January of last year. His father and I were not married and his dad lived in a different state. My son was born on a weekend and although his dad was there, nobody was there put him on the birth certificate. He never made it back down before he died in April. So my question is will the state of Tennessee help me get him on the birth certificate so that I can apply for the benefits?
By Becca J
Phone the National Toll Free Number for Social Security Administration to determine your rights.
My sister and I were 12 and 17, when our father passed away. That was 16 years ago. He was 41 years old at the time. I'm not sure when he became a US citizen, but it must of been at least 5 years prior to his death. My question is how can I find out if we are now at this day and age eligible to receive his survival benefits if any and if these even apply?
By Liz N.
You should phone the toll free national number for Social Security to find out your options.
I believe you would have been eligible from the time of his death if he had been a US Citizen at the time. I also believe you would be eligible for benefits longer than age 18 if you were a full-time college student.
Your benefits have more to do with YOU and your age at the time of your father's death (as long as he was a citizen when he died). They have nothing to do with your father and his age or how long he was a citizen. Its all about you.