If a spouse or parent dies, you may be eligible for Social Security survivor benefits. This is a guide about receiving Social Security survivor benefits.
My brother recently died and he has two children. Their mother receives their money now; she is not giving it to them. Can they switch it over to mother or I?
Are the kids minors? As a whole the money is intended to support them, not for them to spend on whatever they want. Furthermore, it isn't needed for actual support, how do you know their mother isn't saving it for college? This is something like child support, which is intended to help provide the necessities that a kid needs, not to let them have all kinds of fun with it. Talk to your local Social Security Office and see what they say.
My ex just passed away this week. He was disabled and was paying child support thru his Social Security payments for my 11 year old son. I am disabled as well, so my son gets a Social Security check based on my work record. Can someone explain the process now that the other parent is deceased? Will my son be able to get a check from his dad's Social Security now that he's deceased? Or will his support check from his dad's disability just stop. I am so confused right now. I plan to go to Social Security as soon as possible. I just wondered if anyone had similar experiences.
My dad was killed when I was 11, and SS paid benefits until I was 25..I was in college and they paid until my 25th birthday.. hope this helps..
I'm 36 and was married for 17 years, with 2 kids. We divorced and I remarried. We've been married for a little over a year. My mother will have custody of my kids upon my death. Who would receive my survivor benefits?
Not sure what you mean by "survivor's benefits"? Your legal will determines to whom and exactly how you want all monies, possessions, land, etc., distributed. If there is no will upon your death, the state in which you lived will start the probate process which will then dictate who will receive the probate estate. State laws vary but the probate process can take months and even years.
I was receiving Social Security benefits as a survivor after my father passed away. I recently turned 18 in March. I did not receive anything from work. Should I have received something for the month of March and do I get a lump sum?
Carolina - you would receive more answers if you start your own question instead of asking on someone's question.
I believe the only answer to your question is to ask at your local SS office.
It may be that you have to remain in school to receive benefits but you may be able to work part time.
Are you saying the benefits go to you or to your guardian/parent? Generally benefits are paid to the person responsible for your care (housing, food, clothing, etc.) and are paid as long as the child is in school (not college) but I do not believe they will pay past 19 years of age even if the individual is still in school.
This is a guide about "Will my child receive SSI?". Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) is typically awarded to children from low income families if they are blind or have disabilities.
I have recently gotten guardianship of my nephew who receives survivor benefits from his dad passing. My question is that the mother said that she would just send me the benefits when she received them, but it has been 3 months and nothing. I am not looking for the benefits to benefit me, but they should go to the child. I am financially caring for him and would rather see the money put to better use like setting up a college fund for him. But I can't see his mom keeping them and spending them on herself. Is there anything that can be done?
If you have actual legal guardianship of your nephew, you can apply to the Social Security Administration to change all future checks to your name and address. Make an appointment with your local SSA and bring all relevant papers-birth certificate, legal papers regarding guardianship, etc.
I'm currently 17. In August I will be 18 and will be a senior in high school and I receive surviors benefits and I'm going to college. I want to know if I attend college will I still get my benefits? I called SSA they told me that they stopped giving benefits out since 1981, but someone told me that I have to go to SSA and request that I get the benefits while attending college. Someone please help!
Only the SSA can fully answer your question, however, if you are now receiving Social Security Administration Survivor's benefits, they continue until age 18 and high school graduation or 19 for late graduation. Survivor's benefits do not continue beyond the age of 18 or 19 and are not paid for college attendance.
My daughter just found out that her child's father passed away. He had never seen his daughter, but he did pay support for her through the court. How does my daughter go about getting her child survivor benefits? She has no information on him such as Social Security or death certificate, she also does not know any of his family. How can she get information to apply? SSA states they cant help her unless she can provide this information.
Go to the Ss office they will have that information.
My son and I receive Social Security. He is 16 now; will he receive my 700 as well?
Only the Social Security Administration can answer your question.
The children's father passed away in 2013 so his 2 kids get survivor benefits, but in November of 2015 the mother called for us to get the children. She is getting the money every month saying it's hers, but does not provide for the kids. Is this okay to do? What can we do to get the money for the children if she is the legal guardian?
Contact your local Social Security office to make an appointment to discuss your questions and concerns.
My daughter and another child shared a father that passed away. They both drew SSI from their deceased father. The other child has reached the age of 18 and no longer receives SSI. Does the money they split now all go to my daughter? Is there a limit on the amount my daughter receives?
Only the Social Security Administration can your question. You can contact the SSA by phone and also schedule an appointment with an office near you.
My dad died when I was 11; my mom was received money as a payee. I am 18 and I went to the Social Security office myself and I was told that it was my money and she was just the payee name. I have to go back to school next September, would I be able to recieve the money during summer till school starts back up?