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Social Security Survivor Benefits Paid to Teens?

My grandson received benefits after his mother's passing. He is now 18 and graduated from high school at the end of May. Will he get final check in June?

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May 24, 20190 found this helpful

Since he finished high school in May, I would say no.

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May 25, 20190 found this helpful

Since he graduated in May - Probably not. SS check is for the present month so he would have to be in school in June to qualify.
In fact, if the benefit is paid in error, he will probably receive a letter from SS telling him to return the money to SS.

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Here is an excerpt from Social Security web site:

The benefits will then usually continue until the child graduates, or until two months after reaching age 19, whichever comes first.

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May 26, 20190 found this helpful

Contact thomas.margenau@comcast.net. He's a SS expert who worked for them for 32 years. He writes a newspaper column and answers a lot of questions.

Or, contact your local SS office.

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