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Question for the Money Doctors

Question submitted on Oct 18, 2012.

Question

If my step sons father passes away and has never worked a day in his life. Does he still qualify for Survivor benefits?

Answer

If you mean the father has never worked, then there would be no benefits availalbe.

If you mean that your step son has never worked, he can qualify for survivor benefits if he is the biological or adopted child and if he is unmarried, younger than age 18 or 18-19 years old and a full-time student up to grade 12.


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