My 'X' and I were together for 13 years. We have a child. He walked out when our son was 2 1/2 years old. He never paid child support.Child support services could never find him. Our son went to college when he was 21 and 22 years old. Can Veterans benefits help help him pay for college?Social Security Administration lists his social security number as a Veteran who saw service, possibly in the Vietnam era. Social Security also claims he has been dead since 1984. 1984 is when his father died, not him. I know this is confusing. I am filing for fraud thru the Social Security administration.Since our son is now past 18 years of age, his friends in Kentucky have told us where he lives. He has since talked to my son on his cellphone.Since we could not get child support from him, and since my 'X' signed on his birth certificate, is there any chance my/our son can at least get help paying for college?
State/Country relating to question: Maryland
I have only contacted Maryland and Kentucky Child Support. Neither state could get us child support. My son and I reside in Maryland. The Veteran, in question, lives in Kentucky.
The Veteran's name is XXXXXXX XXX XXXXXX, DOB 1-9-52, SS#XXX-XX-XXXX, also a FBI# 810-972-P5 (Still Active).
Thank you for your question today, I look forward to assisting you. I have nearly 20 years of legal experience in various disciplines, including JAG.
Unfortunately, the military doesn't work like that. The GI Bill (post 911 version) can be passed to children, but that has to be done voluntarily by the soldier.
The military is not going to force that action, even for active duty soldiers.
From the facts you've given though, the veteran is not even eligible for the post 911 GI bill, so there are no education benefits to be transferred in the first place.
Lawyer and current JAG officer.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).