Child Support and Deceased Parent

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.

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September 7, 20160 found this helpful

Only the SSA can correctly answer your question. You can contact the office by phone and also schedule an appointment in an office near you.

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September 7, 20160 found this helpful

Thanks for your reply. As stated before I was just wondering if someone else had similar experience

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September 7, 20160 found this helpful

Thanks for your reply. As stated before I was just wondering if someone else had similar experience

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September 7, 20160 found this helpful

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..

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November 28, 20160 found this helpful

Did u have to move out? Or just remain in school?

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

Unfortunately, now that his father is deceased they will no longer pay child support payments from his disability benefits. They will determine if and how much your son would be eligible for under survivors benefits.

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They will then compare that to the amount he's receiving from your disability benefits. Whichever amount is the highest is the one he will get. He can only receive benefits from one parent at a time.

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September 8, 20161 found this helpful

DCA is correct that only the SSA can give you correct answers as it would be rare that any 2 cases would have the same results.

I do not believe that your child can receive two checks so they will probably give you whichever SS account will give you the highest benefit.

Be sure to take all legal papers with you and go as soon as possible as all of these changes take time to process.

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

My son was only 10 when his father passed away 4 years ago. I had just been declared disabled 6 months prior to that and at that time my son was receiving a check off of my disability benefits. After his father passed I had to make an appointment at my local Social Security Office. At that appointment they required a ton of paperwork and legal documentation. Once they determined that he was eligible they looked up how much my son would receive in survivors benefits from his father's social security. They then compared that with how much he was receiving from my disability benefits and whichever amount was the highest is the one he got. Your child can only receive benefits from one parent at a time regardless of the situation. Also, there are several "qualifications" that have to be met in order for a child to receive survivors benefits from a deceased parent.

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Two of the main ones are that there has to be legal documentation showing that the deceased parent was in fact the child's parent (fathers name on child's birth certificate, if the fathers name is not on the birth certificate then they require proof of paternity, etc)...The 2nd is that the deceased parent has to have a certain number of "work credits" throughout a certain number of years. If they don't have enough of both then the child would not be eligible for survivors benefits. To be honest it's a real pain to have to deal with and go through it all but to get the survivor benefits for your child is worth it. Losing a parent is hard enough without having to raise a child on you own financially. I hope I've been of some help.

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