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I have receive social security payments. When I opted to receive

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I have receive social security payments. When I opted to receive Social Security payments at age 65, they provided monthly payments to me, to my wife as caregiver and to our daughter. We just received notice that when our daughter reaches age 16 in December of this year, payments to my wife will be discontinued. Our daughter is in her second year of high school. What, if any, is the written regulation that determines payments to the mother which have been made for years, must be discontinued. The child is just as dependent as ever. What is the best appeal process?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.

MyVirtualCPA :

I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, and help you better understand your options.

MyVirtualCPA :

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your wife's benefits do stop when your daughter reaches the age of 16.

MyVirtualCPA :

The daughter's benefis will continue but your wife's will not unless she files for retirement

MyVirtualCPA :

or disability

MyVirtualCPA :

http://www.ssa.gov/oact/quickcalc/spouse.html

MyVirtualCPA :

I'm truly sorry if this is not the answer you had hoped to hear. There is no appeals process to change your wife's benefit from stopping

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Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

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If not, please reply and let me know that I have provided you with Excellent Service

Customer:

Does it matter that my wife is only 58 years old and (I blieve) ineleigibleto apply for retirement benefits?

MyVirtualCPA :

No, since she is under full retirement age, once your daughter reaches 16 her benefits stop

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Is there anything else I can assist you with today?

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Have I provided you with excellent service?

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please reply and let me know if my service was excellent

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Thank you!

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You're welcome

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Now, you may rate my response so that I may receive credit for assisting you today

Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 14466
Experience: Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.
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