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Becky
My husband was recently

My husband was recently awarded ssdi...we are trying to file for aux benefits for our daughter which is 14. We phoned Social Security and was told to go into the local office and that we do not need an appt. We went in and the agent made copies of all documentation and told us to file a claim online, as the wait period for an appointment was 6wks and we did need an appointment to file in the office. I can't find anyway on the website to file to aux benefits for a minor child that does not have a disability...am I missing something?

Hi Becky,

Hi Becky,
I can't find it either! I thought when your husband filled out the form, there would be a place for your daughter's SS# to go for her to be approved. Maybe try calling the national phone number to see if you could apply over the phone?

Cthompson
The father of my child

The father of my child recently started to receive ssi. He did not put our son as a dependent for some reason, even though he stated he had. How can I add my son to his claim? Will my son receive retro payments? What documents will I need?

Hi there,

Hi there,
You cannot receive any payments for your child if his father is on SSI. This is only for recipients of SSDI benefits.

Rockisha
How can I go bout to see if

How can I go bout to see if my son can get a check from his daddy

Hi Rockisha,

Hi Rockisha,
You will need to visit the SSA's site at www.ssa.gov to see if your son is eligible for benefits.

Rockisha
They had diend my daughter

They had diend my daughter she be having seizure every once a year do this mean that she don't qualify for a check

Hi Rockisha,

Hi Rockisha,
Since she was denied then no, she does not qualify. For epilepsy (seizure disorder), she'd be needing to have a grand mal seizure once a month despite treatments, or a petit mal seizure at least once a week despite treatments. She will not qualify if she has one seizure a year.

Liz
My grandson adopted parent

My grandson adopted parent wants him out of the house when he turns 18. He is mental disable. I want to have him live with me will he still get ssi

Hi Liz,

Hi Liz,
He will actually be reevaluated by the SSA once he turns 18, so he might not actually be able to receive benefits anyway. But if he does, he should not have much difficulty keeping them even if you are his guardian.

sharon jackson
i receive my wildowed

i receive my wildowed pension from my deceased hubson .now i have adopted my grand daughter she ive; e detemoned so i will be receving adoption subsidy .do she qualify for my d hubsom retirement disablity

Ap
Would my biological daughter

Would my biological daughter receive my ss after my death if she was adopted? I no longer have any parental rights or control.

Hi AP,

Hi AP,
She could receive up to 50% of your benefits if you are on SSDI and she is under age 18.

Tamar21
My son is 7 years old and he

My son is 7 years old and he get ssi and they just release his back payment can I spent it on things he need

Yes. As long as it's for him,

Yes. As long as it's for him, you can spend the back pay on housing modifications, doctors, etc.

carmen
If my kids dad recieves ssid

If my kids dad recieves ssid and we have been separated do my children get auxilary benefits and if so my appointment is on Jan 28 to determine so, how soon would I get back payment and current payments. He was approved and i recieved 5900 of his back payment in november of 2015 because he owes 25000 in child support...

Hi Carmen,

Hi Carmen,
I am really not sure how long that would take. It would all depend on how quickly your local office could process your claim.

alycia
My x has revived a huge

My x has revived a huge settlement from SSDI... I get no child support from him, will my children qualify for benefits and if so will they receive some of the settlement amount? I am the custodial parent and he dose not see them.

Hi Alycia,

Hi Alycia,
They will likely receive their own portion of back pay, not take from his.

Sandra S
My husband draws ssdi. We

My husband draws ssdi. We recently got perminate conservatorship of my 2 yr old grandson. Can my husband receive a check on behalf of our grandson now that he is a dependant and I do not work. My husband receives 2195.00 a month.

Hi Sandra,

Hi Sandra,
Not unless your grandson's parents are deceased or disabled, or unless you legally adopt him.

jennifer
my daughter receives Social

my daughter receives Social Security thru her deceased father. She will be turning 18 in March. I want to know, does she continue to get monthly payments until she turns 18 or until she graduates in June? And, what if she continues in school, does she not receive it until she graduates from College, if she furthers her education?

Hi Jennifer,

Hi Jennifer,
She will receive benefits until she graduates high school or is 19 and two months old and is still in high school. She will not be eligible for benefits in college.

Mary
If my child receives ssdi off

If my child receives ssdi off her deceased father and she is pregnant will her child be able to get ssdi off him

No. The deceased father had

No. The deceased father had no relation to the child. Grandparents can only give benefits if they legally adopt their grandchildren or if the parents are disabled or deceased.

wondering
Can a dependent child who

Can a dependent child who lives with aunt and uncle (uncle draws disability) be entitled to any benefits. Child is 13 and has lived with them since age of 2 but not by any adoption or waiver of rights, all was done verbally. But aunt and uncle claimed him as dependent in past on taxes.

Hi there,

Hi there,
No, not unless they legally adopt their child.

ms.johnson
I have questions my 3 kids

I have questions my 3 kids father receives SSI my kids are 14/13/12 I have been taking care of them by myself since I had my 12 year old he does nothing the social security office told me that I couldn't get any money from his ssi because of his work history what do I do please somebody tell me

The Social Security office

The Social Security office was right, you cannot receive auxiliary benefits from his SSI benefits. This is because he never worked and paid Social Security taxes. Your best bet would be to contact child services and see if they can order him to pay child support.

SHale
My daughter's mother is

My daughter's mother is deceased and her aunt was granted full custody. The SS Benefits were going to the aunt for my daughter. Just recently, I have been granted temporary custody of my daughter and would like to know if I can have the SS Benefits changed to come to me since I am the one responsible for her sole support.

Hi Shale,

Hi Shale,
Potentially, but you only have temporary custody, so you may not be able to receive the benefits. You need to schedule an appointment with your local SSA office to file the paperwork to become a representative payee.

Jerri
My daughter receives support

My daughter receives support because her father draws SSDI. I was recently made aware he is in legal trouble and could go to prison. If this happens will my daughter lose her dependents disability support?

Hi Jerri,

Hi Jerri,
Yes, if her father is in prison for more than one month and he loses his benefits, then your daughter will also lose her benefits.

Bobbie
Hi, my daughter's father

Hi, my daughter's father passed away in Dec. 2014. We were told that she will be receiving survivors benefits every month and they will start in January 2016. I was told about the need to spend only on her and to record every transaction when it comes to using that money. Yesterday, we received a check in the mail for her father's back disability benefits. My question is, does this money work the same way too? Do I need to start recording transactions for that money as well?
Thank you

Hi Bobbie,

Hi Bobbie,
So long as the back pay was for the FATHER and not for the daughter, you should be able to spend it with less restriction than you have with how you need to spend the benefits for your daughter.

Carol
I have legal custody of my

I have legal custody of my Grandchild. His father is deceased when he was 17 and did not have enough work hours in. His bio mother is still living but does not contribute to his financial care. My husband the child's grandfather is on SS retirement. The child was also born with a brain malformation which effects his large motor skills and he needs assistance walking. My question is because one parent is deceased would the child be able to draw off his grandfather SS retirement as a dependent?

Hi Carol,

Hi Carol,
No, he would not, because the other parent is still alive and not disabled. But it sounds like the child could qualify for SSI benefits on his own account due to his disability. Have you ever considered looking into that?

Carol
Hi Deanna,

Hi Deanna,
I need to apply. My income is right at 34,000 a year. Do you know if the income level would disqualify him. He is set to have several surgeries on all of his muscles from his feet to his hips. Those are to try and strengthen them so he will maybe have some normal walking skills. He does have some nerve damage in the brain so there is a big chance that he will never walk normal.As to his thinking and decision skills he was very very lucky that they are above normal. To be honest I have been hesitant in having him labeled disabled because he is so bright, but I think he would benefit more right now from the financial assistance.

Hi Carol,

Hi Carol,
Your income should be low enough for him to qualify! A single parent with one child with a disability cannot earn more than about $36,000 per year. I'd contact your local SSA office at 1-800-772-1213 to find out for sure.

Nae
If my child fathers gets ssi

If my child fathers gets ssi will my child get it to !

No, that is only available

No, that is only available for SSDI recipients.

Mil
I was recently medically

I was recently medically retired from the military. I applied in June while I was on active duty but on paid leave. My established onset date was moved to August, after I became
retired. Is it likely an appeal will move my EOD to June if I prove i was no longer working. Also I just applied for aux benefits for my children. Will their payments start after my 5 month waiting period or at a different time?

Hi Mil,

Hi Mil,
I unfortunately cannot answer that question! The judge who reviews your claim will be the one who establishes your onset date. Your children will receive benefits as soon as you do.

Alayna
I applied for Social Security

I applied for Social Security Disability in April of this year. Denied once, now waiting on reconsideration. I have 2 children. One lives with me full time and the other I get part time. There is no custody agreement. Can both of my children get benefits? Or just the one living with me?

Hi Alayna,

Hi Alayna,
Both of your children are eligible for funds, but their parent may be the one responsible for the funds of the child who you don't have full custody of.

Alayna
Thank you for responding so

Thank you for responding so quickly! As far as benefits for my kids go, does the payment go to me or is it like a check made out to my child in their name?

Hi Alayna,

Hi Alayna,
The SSA does not actually send paper checks anymore. You'll receive the payments directly into your bank account. You should set up a new account specifically for these funds.

j helper
my husband died i want to

my husband died i want to collect survivor benefits for my son as his step father was his main form of financial support however my sons biological father is the custodial parent. can i be the payee of my sons checks as it is my husbands finances that are gone or will they go to the custodial parent my son is 5

Hi J,

Hi J,
This is a tricky question, but I believe the answer is yes, so long as you and your deceased husband were married for at least a year. You should call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 to discuss how to file this claim.

Anonymous
I am applying for ssa

I am applying for ssa benefits. I had biopsy done at North Western Hosp. By Dermatologist. Results. Behcets Syndrome. My Doctor, Gynaecolist has seen the ulcers in mouth, tongue, vaginal, & inflamed ulcers inside vaginal area, muscles hurt, & Psychologist Has me on meds for anxiety,& Depression. The psychologist typed a letter stating my diagnosis, & not able to do regular daily routines. Shld I see if the doctors, & gynaecolist will also type letter since they seen all of my ulcers, & flare ups? Hard for me to talk , swallow, sit, walk, urinate, & muscles hurt. I'm in excruciating pain!!! I also work 4 days waitressing. Do I need to quit my job to qualify? I get child support for 2 of my children $228. Every 2 weeks is this considered income? I have a ph interview Tues. Dec. 22. Ssa asked me how many children under 18? They're names age and date of birth. Why? I dnt make over $800. at job. Ive had to call weeks at a time off even received checks that say voided on them. Thank you for taking the time to read this ,& respond. I'm grateful, & appreciate this. I pray I get approved.

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