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My X-Husband is now deceased. It's been 2 years, I thought I

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My X-Husband is now deceased. It's been 2 years, I thought I couldn't receive my back child supports that was at $27,000 2 years ago. I do have a case number ***** 89 D 255.
That's all I have left to go on. Social Security told my daughter I can still collect. But, every time I call, I CAN"T get thru. Can You help me?
Father: James Gunnard Peterson (noncustonial parent) I need to find his SS#
Mother: Margaret Ellen Peterson###-##-####
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Seattle Scott replied 1 year ago.

If your daughter was under age 18 at the time of the death, she is entitled to survivor benefits until age 18. See the information here http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10085.pdf This is not child support.

If your ex had assets when he died you are entitled to have the unpaid support paid from his estate assets, but i would have to check the law of the state of his residence at death to determine if too much time has passed in order to make a claim against his estate. Did he have any property or bank accounts at death? Was his estate probated - did anyone start a court case to distribute his assets?