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When a parent receives SS from a deceased father does the dependent child

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when a parent receives SS from a deceased father does the dependent
child mother still receive a check when the student turns 18 but is still in
high school or does the check stops when the student turns 18 or when they graduates
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 1 year ago.
HelloGenerally, unmarried children who are under 18 (up to age 19 if attending elementary or secondary school full time) can be eligible to receive Social Security benefits.Three months before the child’s 18th birthday, SSA sends a notice letting you know that benefits will end when your child turns 18. Benefits don’t end if your child is a full-time student at a secondary (or elementary) school. If your child is younger than 19 and still attending a secondary or elementary school, they must notify us. They must complete a statement of attendance certified by a school official. The benefits will then usually continue until your child graduates, or until two months after reaching age 19, whichever comes first.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
so can the child when he turns 18 receive the check instead of the mother
Expert:  TaxRobin replied 1 year ago.
Generally the payments end unless the child was disabled.The benefits are paid to minor or disabled children.Please remember to rate my service once you have all the information you need. If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. Thank you!