Social Security Survivor's Benefits

So my dad passed away the year I was born and I receive checks. I haven't been with my mother since I was 14 due to family problems. Who do I need to talk with to see about the checks now that I'm 18?


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February 20, 20150 found this helpful

Being you turned 18 the checks should start coming. I have always heard they are for minor children only and the surviving spouse. You will have to talk to your local Social Security Office to find out the correct answer.

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February 21, 20150 found this helpful

You will have to pay a visit to your Social Security office to find out if you are still eligible for benefits. Are you still in high school? Usually this type of benefit stops when you reach 18 or may continue until 19 if you are still in high school.

Do you receive the checks in your name? Really strange that you could have checks in your name (?) from the age of 14 as benefits are usually paid to a guardian - the person who is providing a place for you to stay and providing your food and other essentials.


You should go to SS to find out if you are still eligible for any benefits - but probably not since you are 18, and if you have been taking care of yourself for 4 years then you should be able to get a job and continue with your life.

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