Receiving Social Security Survivor Benefits?

My father passed away 2 years ago and my mom receives survivor benefits for both me and my younger sister, who will be 16 next month. My sister is planning on getting engaged and the boy's mother will be her legal guardian. I don't understand much of the situation, so I apologize if this makes no sense. Will my mom still receive the benefits for my sister after this process takes place? She will still be attending school.


By Ash

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April 21, 20150 found this helpful
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The persons involved in all of this will have to be the ones asking the questions - and - the Social Security office is the only place to get accurate answers.

Is your mother still receiving benefits for you as well?
It appears that your younger sister is almost 16 then your benefits will soon be ending?
Bear in mind that benefits are paid for care/support of the child until they reach 18-19 and are still in school.
I also believe the "guardian' has to be a legal action and benefits may change if the child marries.

All of these variables are the reason to go to the SS office for answers.

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April 20, 20150 found this helpful

You did not mention the office your located near to get help. I do think here in NY it goes to the child if moving out. I am not sure so please call the office where you live.

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April 21, 20150 found this helpful

I believe it will go to the mom unless the child is emancipated. How could the fiancees mother be a legal guardian without a court order or your mom signing over her rights to the child?


I would check for sure with the SS office. Something sounds way off in this.

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