My ex passed away March 14th. We have 2 children together. My question is are they eligible to receive SSI benefits? One of the children is his biologically, but the other one was fathered by someone else.
My ex was the only dad he has ever known, he's even got his last name. I also have the paper they give you at the hospital, when a child is born for the father to sign, saying the child is theirs without a doubt. He signed that saying our son was his. I have several witnesses that can say he claimed him as being his son.
However, his name isn't on either birth certificate because a nurse at the hospital after the delivery, told me that if we added his name he would be responsible for the hospital bills. I knew we couldn't afford that so I left it as unknown. Will this matter?
By cindy smith
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My son's father recently passed away at 35 yrs. My son is 14 and his father was behind on his child support payments. Will my son be entitled to any benefits? We were never married, but his name is on the birth certificate.
Yes, your son should be entitled to SS benefits. Make an appointment with the SS dept. Bring the childs birth certificate with you.
Yes, your son will be entitled to benefits so indeed visit your local Social Security office. They will give you an application to fill out and ask for a few assorted documents to be attached to the application including your son's birth certificate and his father's death certifcate.
Don't hesitate to contact the Social Security Administration via their national toll free number! Their agents are there to answer your questions.
You may even want to make an appointment with a lawyer to see what recourse is available to you. The first visit is always free as far as I know.
Best of luck!
My son is 2 years old and his father has just passed. What benefits can I receive for him?
By Kanequa B. from NC
You can contact the Social Security Administration (there should be one listed in your local phone book), or check online. SSI is for people who are disabled, you are needing to ask about survivors/dependents benefits.
Here is the SSA link to give you the information you need for your son:
But you also need to read additional survivor information at this link to make sure you/your son meet all of the rules of qualification:
If you and your son qualify be sure to have everything prepared as best as you can and take it to your local social security office to apply.
I'm 17 years old. My father died when I was 3 years old and I'm not able to receive his benefits because he did not sign my birth certificate. He was in jail, so therefore the SSI said I can't receive his benefits. They said I needed his parents' signature; then they said I needed some kind of paper saying he is my father. The only paper I have saying he is my farther is an obituary; will that work or what can I do?
If your fathers DNA is not available you can still have a DNA test done if he has any living parents or siblings. The money will not go to you but rather to the caregiver you live with to help pay for the costs of housing you. I doubt it is retroactive however. I believe the rule is still intact that as long as you're going to school they (the caregiver) will receive the money until you turn 23 and continue living with them.
It is also possible that if your father was young enough and/or had been in jail a long time that he had never even paid enough into Social Security for any benefits to go into effect so weigh the cost of a DNA test, whether you will continue going to school after high school and the amount of money that might even be received by your caregiver before spending the money and effort for the test and further applications to Social Security.
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