If my child received ssi checks from birth father and then was adopted by my husband, do they still get ssi checks? I went to SS office and was told yes and I got that in writing.
I went to SS office and got in writing that they do still get same benefits.
Hello, The child would qualify for benefits under his father but they would also look at you and the adopted fathers income and if is to great the benefits can still be reduced or eliminated. Thanks Tom
Ok, but now the birth father has passed away. Does he still get benefit?
Please help! I have replied and responded back " got the job done". What else do I need to do?
Was the birth father on SSI or Social security Disability?
Yes he would still receive a benefit until he is 18 and your or your husbands earnings will have no effect on his benefit. Thanks Tom
Hello are you still there
I just want to make sure that i'm not doing anything that would get me in trouble. That is why i went to the SS office before the adoption was cleared. I asked my attorney if I needed to report the adoption and it was my understanding that that would all be reported through all paper work. The adoption was cleared in Nov. 2011 and I have still been gettting checks. but honestly, I don't feel it is right. I have always lived by the books and I don't want to be in any trouble. There are many children involved and other that have been adopted and some that have not been. I would be honored to help the ones that have been adopted and give all benefits if needed.
I would honored to help the ones that have NOT been adopted.
Your childs father earned that benefit by working and it takes nothing away from any other child. This part of SS is like an insurance policy.
Not really, he wasn't a good person. He took advantage of the systems. He never held a job and passed away at the age of 36 of a cocaine overdose. My children (twins) have never meet him or know anything about him. Would you advise me not to deposit any further checks until everything is cleared?
No, this is the only support they will ever receive from their father even if they didn't know him, when the issued the benefit they would have done all of the research before issuing the benefit. The benefit belongs to your children
Thank you for all your help but my children have arrived and I need to go.