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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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I am on SS Disability, my one daughter who is turning 18 has

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I am on SS Disability, my one daughter who is turning 18 has been receiving benefits for one year. She lives with her mother who recently got a notice from SS asking how much money she had saved from the benefits in the past year. She has a special account for my daughter and has put some money away for college. As we were under the impression the funds would stop after she graduated from high school. Now my ex wife says she got a letter from SS stating they (ex wife) should send back any unused funds?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

Yes, they always do that to ensure a parent does not keep the money for herself. If she has it in an account in your child's name, that should mean it IS already given to the child. If so, she can say there is nothing left, as it was give to the child.

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