Guardianship and Social Security Survivor Benefits

My parents passed away two years ago and now I have guardianship of my brother and sister. If I get married does that effect the benefits?

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December 4, 20140 found this helpful

Please go to your SS office and ask your question - you will usually always get the correct answers. Generally - benefits for the children would not change as the payment is not based on your (or your husbands) income.

Be sure to ask other questions that may come up later:
If you are also receiving a check for their care (maybe because of their age) then you will want to know when that extra benefit will stop.
At what age will the children's benefits stop?
Is there anything (changes) that could affect the payments?

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December 4, 20140 found this helpful

I was in this situation myself. My father passed away when I was 7 my mother 10 days after I turned 17, leaving me and my 13 year old brother. No one wanted the both of us. We were left a 10 by 50 trailer. I fought to keep us together we were left on our own as long as we attended school. As soon as I turned 18, I signed papers to become my brother's guardian.

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We both graduated from school and worked nights after school. We received the Money from my father's as never received anything from my mothers SSI. We had a crooked lawyer and he took any life insurance my mother had. He shredded papers from many others he stole from and left the country.

My brother who is 60 now has worked 25 years for Proctor and Gamble and built his own home and has a small business of his own and now is a grandfather to twin boys. We are still within walking distance of each other.

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