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Q: Which parent will receive disability benefits for the minor children?

If the non custodial parent receives disability and the children get benefits from the disabled parents benefits, which parent receives the children’s benefits each month?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 16, 2019

The custodial parent receives the children's benefits as long as a copy of the Custody Judgment has been sent to the agency.

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Q: my husband just passed away yesterday, can I file for his SS?

we were not living together, we married in 2018 an he never got a divorce and I could not afford it. one of his lady friends contacted me to let me know. I have copy of marriage license but not his SS number she was telling me I could file for his SS, my question is I don't want to seem cold but... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Sep 7, 2018

You should be able to receive survivor's benefits, assuming he paid enough into Social Security for you to be eligible. You will need his social security number.

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Q: Is there a way that a 16 year old cannot be filed as a runaway or missing person when they leave the house?

I want to move to North Carolina and change my identity. Because I don’t want to live with my mother anymore and I want to start over my life and be happy for once. Please help me.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 7, 2018

No, a 16 year old is a run away and cannot change his or her identity.

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Q: I was receiving social security death benefits from my moms passing when I was 15 till I was 19 and 2 months.

I was receiving social security death benefits from my moms passing when I was 15 till I was 19 and 2 months old cause I was still in school. But I was the payee from 18 until 19 and 2 months old. I didn’t live under my aunts roof and her and my uncle were taking my checks to their bank where I... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jul 16, 2018

In addition to suing the one who forged your name, you can also press criminal charges against him/her for forgery. You should notify Social Security also and report the fraud. They may help you recover your benefits that were stolen.

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Q: Which bank will Social Security send my money to the one that I most recently gave SS or the original one

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on Jun 13, 2018

You will need to contact Social Security and ask them which one they have on file for you.

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Q: In 2015 my son was on S/S through my retirement. On 12/10/2015 he turned 18 and was enrolled in high school 12th grade.

They sent me a letter asking if he was still in school his benefits would be paid up to his graduation date. Which I did and they did. After graduation my son went to work. Imagine that. Now the good part. SSA wants him to pay the three months of S/S he received in 2016 cause he went to work and... Read more »

Douglas Lee Bryan answered on May 9, 2018

The SSA allows you to ask for them to forgive an overpayment IF (1) the overpayment is not your fault and (2) making you reimburse the overpayment would create a financial hardship. They are generally fair at granting this relief from my experience. Your son needs to contact the office listed on... Read more »

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Q: Are ssdi auxiliary payments automatically applied to child support dollar for dollar?

How are auxiliary payments applied to child support? Is it automatically assumed they count dollar for dollar towards support obligation?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 23, 2018

You have already asked this question and still need to consult with a family law attorney, instead of seeking specific legal advice on a website designed to answer general legal questions.

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Q: Can a person who has never worked collect social security even though her husband is still alive?

Clint Curtis answered on Mar 26, 2013

Yes. Even if he or she has never worked under Social Security, your spouse may be able to get benefits if he or she is at least 62 years of age and you are receiving or eligible for retirement or disability benefits. He or she can also qualify for Medicare at age 65.

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