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Receiving Social Security Survivor Benefits

My 4 year old grandson was recently placed into my care by DSS. He receives survivor benefits from the death of his mother. Since he has been placed with me by DSS should I be receiving his benefits to help take care of him?

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August 6, 20170 found this helpful

If you are his primary guardian, you should be getting checks to take care of him. You need to contact Social Security to make an appointment with them. Ask what documents you will need to bring with you so that you won't need to make another trip.

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August 6, 20170 found this helpful

I believe DDS and Social Security can help you. Normally a person who receives survivor benefits and is a young child, the adult who is their guardian will receive the money to help raise the child. Please contact the DDS service for all the paperwork and afterwards make an appoint with SSN.

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August 7, 20170 found this helpful

You will need to make application with Social Security Administration to receive survivors benefits for your grandson.
You will need the papers issued to you by DDS and your SS number as well as your grandson's SS number. If you have complete papers from DDS most of the information you need should be on those papers.
Social Security and DDS will work together to determine what benefits each service will provide. If you are now receiving benefits from DDS these may be eliminated or reduced but that will be decided by Social Security and DDS but nothing will be in the works until you go in person to the SSA and file the application.
According to the wording on the paperwork that DDS provided SS will determine if you are, in fact, now the legal guardian or if this is just a temporary arrangement.

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You can call 1-800-772-1213 to make an appointment.

https://secure. … ov/ICON/main.jsp

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