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With the mind of an 8 yr. old at times.she when she was born

with the mind of an 8 yr. old at times.she when she was born her mom was drunk she was very small and stressed.she's under a doctor care take medication daily.she is 18 and don't know how to count money nor does she know how to comb her hair she knows how to pull the comb through it she dosen't know how to cook and she has a very bad problems focusing.i want to do what I can to make sure that when I am gone she will be provided forJA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else important you think the Retirement Accountant should know?Customer: that she has a real bad problem focusing.one half of the time she just has problems understanding.

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Ms... I have been assigned as the caregiver for my 17 year

Good morning, Ms. Wilson.JA: The Retirement Accountant will know how to help. Please tell me more, so we can help you best.Customer: My name is ***** *****. I have been assigned as the caregiver for my 17 year old grandson, Luke Henry, by his mother, who is my daughter, who lives in Houston, Texas. Luke had been living with his father, Michael Henry, who passed away last December 16, 2016. He still desires to live in Los Angeles, but due to the fact that he was living with a 23 year old brother and his step-mother, there was no guardian available to assist him in handling his life, i.e. school attendance and performance, medical needs, and all other aspects of his life, my daughter asked me to and I willingly did, because Luke has always been in my life, even living with me and his father for several years. I was informed by the clerk at Social Security Administration last week, that the surviving children of deceased parents can no longer receive benefits, in order to continue their education after either they graduate from high school or turn 18 years old. I am trying to get Luke ready for the world because he has not received any preparation by his parents and needs a lot of mentoring. Is this a true statement, and if so, when did that provision be taken away? Thank you.JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: I don't know if it matters, but I am early retired and currently live in a 1 bedroom apartment. My income is just right for me, but I took Luke on because I love him very much and he is a wonderful manerable young man, who just needs some loving care and encouragement. His dad died of a heart attack, due to morbid obesity, which Luke also suffers from. He is over 300 pounds and I refuse to just watch him continue in that direction. Therefore, I have already sought out a gym and I am also attempting to see what his interests are regarding recreation and/or some other hobby that he is interested in. He is now enrolled in a Continuation High School in my area, of which I have already gotten involved in volunteering and overseeing his needs. He already seems more happy. I have willingly changed my lifestyle as a single retired woman, but he is worth it. He has a long way to go in life, and if he doesn't learn some type of life-sustaining skills, he's going to be in for a rude awakening. He is cooperating with me in every way, but I have a lot of damage to undo. He does not want to live with his mother, even though he loves her and she loves him. She is just not a stable mothering type of woman. If he were able to continue receiving these funds, for at least through the first 2 years of college, it would help me with our housing and all of his needs. I am committed to seeing Luke through these next 2 years of his life at the least. I need all the financial and any other help I can get to help me with this task. Even food, can he get food stamps. Please advise. Thank you.

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My spouse is disabled and receives SSI benefits. We have

My spouse is disabled and receives SSI benefits. We have been married 5 years and i have an 8 year old son. My understanding is that my son may be able to receive some SS benefits since my wife is disabled. the social Security office told us that there is a requirement that my wife provide more than 1/2 the support (income) in order for my son to qualify? I currently work and provide more than half the support for my family?

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My husband has filed to start receiving benefits on his

My husband has filed to start receiving benefits on his birthday November 4th we currently have a child who is 14 years old how do we go about getting benefits for her and am I his spouse also able to get benefits until she is 16JA: These retirement benefits are supposed to help us but they can be so complicated! The Retirement Expert will help you get the most benefits propertly. Is there anything else the Retirement Accountant should be aware of?Customer: No other questions

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I am guardian for two teenage girls. Is there social

I am guardian for two teenage girls. Is there social security help. The Mother can't hold a job - bi-polar and the Father is in prison.

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I receive retirement benefits. I have an 18 year old who was

I receive retirement benefits. I have an 18 year old who was enrolled in high school who is receiving dependent child benefits. She has chosen not to finish high school. She is capable of working because she held 2 volunteer jobs with no complaints from management. Can she still collect or does she need to inform social security that she has quit school?

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I am a widower who is receiving Social security disability

I am a widower who is receiving Social security disability widow benefits from my late husband.I have three US citizen childrenWe live in the philippines.I need to know if I remarry (my husband has been gone for 6 years) will I still receive my widows benefit?I need to know the age in which My children will stop receiving their benefit?As each child ages out, will the amount I receive a month go down or does it stay the same until my youngest turns 18?Thank you

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I have a girl friend in Philippines. We have 3 children

I have a girl friend in Philippines. We have 3 children under 10 but not married. I live in Honolulu. Have 3 fishing boats here which I run with my 2 sons from USA wife but divorced long time. They are. 26 and 30 . I am going to retire and move to philappines. I am taking my ss as a single man and still working now. But plan on quitting soon. How will my benefits change if I marry my girl freind with our 3 kids.

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I receive adult child benefits and my son receives auxilary

Hi I receive adult child benefits and my son receives auxilary benefits bc his father is collecting retirement benefits at age 64.What happens to my sons benefits if his father earns too much?If my boyfriend/sons father and I were to marry and then he earned over the allowed amount, will I lose my adult child benefits?

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