Salem, OH asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Juvenile Law and Social Security for Ohio

Q: Im 17 years old (18 in nov) could I take legal action against my mom for dental neglect and keeping my survivors benefit

My mother keeps my insurance cards from me so I cannot make appointments on my own and denys me dental care appointments as a form of punishment when I have an abscess tooth and a gum disease I believe. I have asked for years to go to a dentist as I've had this abcess for years. (Around 2 years) and I have read on the social security website that widows caring for the deceased's child, if under 16, will receive the survivors benefits, but I am 17, and I also read that the child, under 18 and not married (up to age 19 if still in high school, which I am) will receive the survivors benefits but I have received nothing but somehow we still struggle with getting food sometimes. I need to knwo what I can do to be able to take care of myself and my dental needs and get the survivors benefits of my father if I do qualify.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about your situation. They will be able to find the help you need.

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