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Question for the Money Doctors

Question submitted on Jul 16, 2013.

Question

My son died at 25years old. I am now raising his child who is 7. My son did not work. Is his daughter intitled to anything?

Answer

I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Your Granddaughter could be eligible for social security benefits. You can find information online at http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10085.pdf. I recommend calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or visiting a local office to find out if she qualifies. Depending on the state where you live, there might also be other benefits. To find out, I suggest that you contact social services in the area where you live.


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