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Do I qualify for social security money from my dad's death

My dad died when i was one year old and the other day i found out my mom gets a check from his death but she never told me, i never see any of this money. so i am going to be 18 in 3 weeks, is it possible that i am going to get any kind of money

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My father died when I was 7 and my mom received what they call survivors benefits. It was part of the SSI my father paid into while working. The money is given to the mother to help pay expenses while the children grow up. I'm sure your mom used the money to help pay bills and stuff after your father died. The money is never intended to go straight to the child but rather help because fathers income is lost upon his death. The benefits stop once you turn 18 because the government recognizes you as an adult. My guess is your mother never wanted to burden you with finances and you did see the money. The money kept the utilities on, food on the table and bought you clothes. Unless you started buying everything you consumed as a child yourself, you did see the money just not in a bank account. Your mother used it to help raise you.

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my answer was same as yours we must of been typing at same time,you said it much better than me,Good answer
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Your mom should have told you about the money at an early age. Nonetheless, you do actually qualify for social security benefits but unfortunately they stop when you reach the age of 18 unless you are a student or disabled. Refer to this link for more details on the same http://ssa.gov/pubs/10085.html.

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The money she got from your dads SS was to use and help raise you until you reach 18,at that time your an adult and should be supporting yourself.The money was not to save or give to you to spend yourself,some wealthy people are able to do that.You did see that money in the food you ate ,roof over your head,clothes you wore,places you went,heat in the winter.Same as if your dad was working he would of not have gave you his pay check.If you are disable at 18 money will come to you.If you are 18 and still in high school it will go to your mom until you graduate.

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Lol. We were typing at the same time. Your answer good too:)
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What do you mean you never saw any of this money? Of course not. You didn't see it because your mom
handled the funds, since she was your sole parent and legal guardian. It's a check that your mom received from Social Security to help her put a roof over your head, to feed and clothe you, and to pay for your medical expenses. And unless you stay in school and attend college the check will stop when you turn 18. So, no, you're not about to get some money. In fact, I'm guessing your mom will have a really hard time when this check stops, and I hope you be a mature adult and get a job and help her pay the bills then.

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