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Question for the Money Doctors

Question submitted on Nov 12, 2012.

Question

Hello, my 24 yr old son''s dad died 2 1/2 years ago. Is he or would he have been eligible for his dad''s S.S. benefits? His dad worked for many years of course.

Answer

Surviving children are eligible for benefits if they are under 18 (19 if in elementary or secondary school), or if they are disabled and became disabled before the age of 18.


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