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Anonymous
If my childs father is

If my childs father is getting a lump sum from ssi and owes over 60,000 in child support, would I receive anything?

Hi there,

Hi there,
It's possible! But child services is the organization that deems whether or not SSI or SSDI benefits can be used in lieu of child support. I am afraid I am unable to answer that question for you.

Laura
My kids got their fathers

My kids got their fathers back pay for disability he passed do they need to file it for income taxes

Hi Laura,

Hi Laura,
Not unless the back pay was more than $26,000.

Angela
We have been raising my

We have been raising my grandson since nearly birth I have had custody of him since approximately December of 2013 is he eligible for up to 50% of my husband's disability or Social Security benefits

Hi Angela,

Hi Angela,
Potentially. You either need to legally adopt him, or his parents need to both be disabled or deceased.

Shontae
My daughter is 9 yrs old her

My daughter is 9 yrs old her father has cerebral palsy and receives ssi can she draw off her dad

Hi there,

Hi there,
No, no auxiliary benefits are available for people on SSI benefits. Your daughter would need to be disabled to get benefits.

Anonymous
My daughter get a social

My daughter get a social security check from dossble father is it taxable

Pam
My children's father was

My children's father was recently approved for social security disability with June 2012 as his date of eligibility. My oldest daughter was 15 during the month of eligibility. Today, she is 19 and a full time student. Will she be eligible for back pay benefits?
I have been designated as his representative. I take care of him and allow him to have his own room in my home to be near his children. Otherwise he would be homeless. Will his benefits be effected by my income? My relationship to the disabled is that of a caretaker.

Hi Pam,

Hi Pam,
Your daughter may be eligible for back pay if your children's father is receiving SSDI. If he is receiving SSI benefits, then the material support you provide for him may be used to calculate his benefits.

Anonymous
My daughter get a social

My daughter get a social security check from disable father is it taxable

Hi there,

Hi there,
SSDI benefits are not taxable unless you're earning more than around $26,000 per year.

Cedric
I have custody of my 4 kids

I have custody of my 4 kids and their mother is disabled an got approved for disability can can the kids get a check to

Hi Cedric,

Hi Cedric,
If their mother is getting SSDI benefits, then you may be able to get auxiliary benefits for them based off their mother's work record.

Nichole High
I filed my mom for disability

I filed my mom for disability in April of 2009 when she had cancer. I was 26 and had a 15 and 16 yr old brother and sister. My mother had custody of them and they lived with me and my Grandmother (my mom did as well.) My mom died before her disability was approved and my siblings father filed for emergency custody of them and ended up getting all of my mothers back pay and my siblings when they lived with me while she was sick. He was never even around them most of their lives and he blew the money on frivolous things. He never even offered to pay for her funeral. This seems illegal to me. Isn't this fraud? The money, especially my mothers back pay, should have went to me, being her oldest child. How did he get her money and aren't their laws to protect people from having this done to them?

Ashi
My son was recently approved

My son was recently approved for SSI and I cannot receive it due to them saying because I'm still married and my ex has a house that is over income what dose that have too do with my household and my son's health ...we are still married and he lives with his dad and his house his uncle has been in That house from the 90s before I even came into the family so where do I go from here .....his mom left him that house when she passed could he give the house too another family member and I could be approved and they also said that I could be penalize for up to three years where do I go from here where do I go from here

Hi Ashi,

Hi Ashi,
Because you and your ex are still married, both his income and resources and your income and resources are used to determine eligibility. Your ex may be able to transfer the house, but I would not be able to say how that would affect eligibility beyond the fact that the house may not be counted as a resource for SSI benefits at that point.

luke ruble
while working would my child

while working would my child be able to recieve disability income

Hi Luke,

Hi Luke,
Yes, you would be able to work while your child receives disability benefits, but if they are getting SSI benefits you would be subject to income and resource restrictions.

Lina
Yes my son is 3 years old i

Yes my son is 3 years old i apply on feb 1 2015 and i just started to get pay on feb 1 2016 for 733.00 they say he has back pay but i still dont know how much will hey still be able to get his ssi payment every month even that he is getting back pay

Hi Lina,

Hi Lina,
I'm not sure how much back pay that you have been awarded, but back pay generally shows up about four months after benefits start being paid. Also, your son will get his back pay while being paid his regular monthly benefits.

Toni Montini
I am trying to get insurance

I am trying to get insurance thru medicare for my son he is collecting money from ssi n ssd due to both parents are on ssi and ssd I have no insurance for him he just got approved in February so how do I get him put on my plan I have human Ana insurance company I am having a hard time finding a website to apply for insurance for him he is in Need of medical insurance please tell me what to do or who to call I am in a wheelchair and I can't get to many places thank you Toni MontinI.

Hi Toni,

Hi Toni,
The SSA enrolls SSDI recipients into Medicare two years after they start receiving benefits. Since your child has been approved in Februrary, he may not be able to be enrolled in Medicare. However, if he is getting SSI, he may be eligible for Medicaid, which has different rules. Here's the SSA's information about Medicaid eligibility:
https://www.ssa.gov/disabilityresearch/wi/medicaid.htm

Dorothy
Okay so my ex husband lost

Okay so my ex husband lost his rights to one of our daughters 2 years ago but I have custody of our other daughter I just applied for derenitive benefits but the social security lady told me that the daughter that he lost his rights to might have to fill out an application because she might be owed money also. My question is if he lost his rights to his children except for the daughter that I have in my custody How would my oldest possibly get half the benefits when two of his other daughters were adopted and they're not eligible?

Hi Dorothy,

Hi Dorothy,
I'm not entirely sure what you are asking, but if your ex is getting SSDI, the benefits his and your children would be eligible for would not be affected by your ex being unable to have custody of that child.

Callie Glenn
Hi. I'm a 16 year old

Hi. I'm a 16 year old who lives with her grandparents. I was informed by my grandparents that I might have to possibly quit my part time job, for some reason. They receive social security checks each month for me and they believe that those checks could stop being sent to them, because I have a job. They received a letter in the mail stating that they needed to inform social security whenever I
1. Graduated highschool
2. Left the household
3. Started a job
I started working at this job 5 months ago. I wanted to know why the social security checks might stop being sent to them. Is it possibly because I am making more money than the checks they're receiving? Please respond ASAP. I honestly don't want to quit my job.

Hi Callie,

Hi Callie,
I would not be able to say because I'm not sure of all the details in your specific case, but I do know that letter may not necessarily mean that you would stop receiving benefits if they report that you are working. There may be income limits that you would be subject to because you are getting these benefits, but I would contact the SSA to be sure of what type of benefits maybe getting and what, if any, restrictions on your ability to earn income that may apply. Their number is 1-800-772-1213

Annie
My husband started receiving

My husband started receiving ssdi check on 10/15, our two boys are getting auxillary benefit thru him. Our new baby was born 10/15 and we are going to apply and see if she qualifies. Will she qualify? If so, will she get backpay from 10/15?

Hi Annie,

Hi Annie,
Congratulations on the new addition to your family!
Your new child may qualify for benefits, and she may also qualify for back pay as well, but the SSA has the final decision on that and they would be able to tell you with certainty. You can call them at 1-800-772-1213.

Crystal
Hi, I am on SSD I have

Hi, I am on SSD I have guardianship of my niece and nephew. I have had them on paper ( notoriety ) since 2011. Through the court systems a year. I received my disability in 2013. Are they eligible to get my disability. There mother is in a long term hospital and their father lives several hours away. We have claimed them on our taxes for years. We are the sole providers for them except for child support from their father. Is there anything we can do. Thanks so much.

Hi Crystal,

Hi Crystal,
You would need to adopt your niece and nephew for them to be eligible for benefits based off of your record.

M.T
I have a question..my son&

I have a question..my son's father just got ssi. All his kids also get it. We have split custody, but are son is going to school with me, and also on my medical and foodstamp case. His father is trying to make sure my son's benifets go to him and not to my son here with me. What should I do to make sure my son gets them where he lives.

Hi M.T,

Hi M.T,
You can contact the SSA to change your son's representative payee. Their number is 1-800-772-1213

ron
my son has live with me for

my son has live with me for over 3 years now that have waiting on my backpay on social security if she get my son back will his back pay go to her or do I get it she has only paid in the last 3 years $500 on child support so the would drop the warrant on her

Hi Ron,

Hi Ron,
Generally, the custodial parent is appointed the representative payee for a child. I would contact the SSA if you believe that your child's mother would not be an appropriate payee.

julia jenkins
My son gets SSI I am trying

My son gets SSI I am trying to find out if and how I can file him on Earned income credit or anything else.his mother hasn't worked in some years

barbara
I have temporary custody of

I have temporary custody of my granddaughter can she get a check off my disability

Hi Barbara,

Hi Barbara,
She may not qualify. For her to qualify her parents must be dead or disabled, or you would need to legally adopt her.

Anonymous
My grandsons dad disabled in

My grandsons dad disabled in jail
My daughter gave him to me can I get benefits

Hi there,

Hi there,
Your grandson would be eligible for benefits if his parents were either dead or disabled or if you had legally adopted your grandchild.

Kristina
My son is disabled we have

My son is disabled we have had him covered by SSI in the past but can we have private health insurance while he is on disability or is it one or the other?

Hi Kristina,

Hi Kristina,
Yes, it is possible to have private health insurance while on SSI.

Lisapeach
I have a question , i am on

I have a question , i am on SSI for emphysema and i have a 16yr old whos father git Parkinson now and just got SSD, us my daughter still eligible for an axillary payment if she lives with me!?

Hi Lisapeach,

Hi Lisapeach,
Your daughter may still be eligible for auxiliary benefits based off of her father's record even if she lives with you.

kristy williams
if I do not have any income

if I do not have any income but foodstamps but the grandparents live in the same household and draw checks will my children still be eligible to draw ssi they have learning disabilitys and would they draw full amount if they did

Hi Kristy,

Hi Kristy,
I'm not sure what amount they would be eligible to receive, but your living situation ( that is, who is paying for housing, utilities, ect.) is factored into the SSA's eligibility decisions.

Sandy
My grandson's mother has

My grandson's mother has been getting survivor's benefits since my son died and DCF may be placed in DCF custody with a family member. The caregiver will receive money from DCF until the cold is placed back with his mother. What happens to the ss check? Does DCF get it, the caregiver? Or the mother who still has to maintain the home/pay rent?

Hi Sandy,

Hi Sandy,
It should go to whoever is caring for the child, but unless the SSA is notified of the housing change, it will likely continue to be sent to the mother.

Rachel
My boyfriend of 17 yrs was

My boyfriend of 17 yrs was approved for social security disability and has been receiving checks for 6 months now. He went 3 months ago to fill out paperwork because he was told our daughter would get auxiliary benefits. When he called to check the status of her benefits, they told him it was sent to the payment center 8 weeks ago and that they don't know anything else. How long does it take to receive benefits after it's sent to the payment center?

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