A foster child who is pregnant and is under the age of 18 should first notify their caseworker and foster parents of the pregnancy. After this first step, there are many options available for pregnant foster children, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services lists several advocacy groups that focus specifically on pregnant teenagers who are in foster care.Know More
Since a foster child is a ward of the state in which he or she resides, the caseworker is ultimately responsible for helping a pregnant foster child find the advocacy group and medical attention that she needs, although foster parents may provide emotional support. Whether or not a pregnant foster child remains in foster care during or after pregnancy is dependent on several factors, including her age at the time of the pregnancy.
Although a caseworker is responsible for helping to put a pregnant foster child in touch with the right people to help her explore her options, the caseworker should not be the sole individual consulted. Caseworkers may have pre-existing opinions based on the impact that the pregnancy that one of the children under their supervision may have on their jobs. For that reason, a neutral party who has no specific interest should be consulted for guidance and options.Learn more about Social Services
According to PBS, a spouse who claims benefits at age 62 will receive the larger of either her or her ex-husbands benefits. She cannot choose which benefit to collect. Further, she forfeits the right to claim an 8 percent credit for each year she delays collecting benefits from the time she reaches full retirement age until she is 70 years old.Full Answer >
Social Security survivor benefits for a spouse who meets the eligibility requirements include a monthly benefit amount based on the earnings of the decedent and the spouse's age and situation, reports the Social Security Administration. The surviving spouse may also receive a special lump-sum death payment.Full Answer >
According to the Social Security Administration, in 2015 the maximum Social Security benefit for those retiring at age 70 is $3,501. Those retiring at 67 receive a maximum benefit of $2,663. Those retiring at the age of 62 receive a maximum benefit of $2,025.Full Answer >
The Social Security Administration determines the amount of benefits a spouse receives from a partner's work record by the amount the partner receives and the spouse's age when initiating the benefits, reports the SSA. Unmarried ex-spouses can also receive benefits if they were married long enough to the working partner.Full Answer >