Legal

Ask a lawyer and get answers to your legal questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have received a letter from social security stating that…

Customer Question
I have received a...

I have received a letter from social security stating that when my daughter turns 16 in May of 2018, my benefits will end? Why? Roy ***** *****

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

New Mexico

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

Called social security number, held for one hour and did not get any answers. What do I do?

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

My wife died November 5, 2013 and I have two children. The children and I draw social security. Please help!

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Legal
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
12/29/2017
Lawyer: Ray, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
Ray
Ray, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 48,863
Experience: 30 years in civil, probate, real estate, elder law
Verified

Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.Please bear with me a few moments while I review your question and respond.

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Lawyer: Ray, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

I think this is an error here the child is not of age to terminate benefits.

These are examples of the benefits that survivors may receive:

  • Widow or widower, full retirement age or older—100 percent of the deceased worker's benefit amount;
  • Widow or widower, age 60—full retirement age—71½ to 99 percent of the deceased worker's basic amount;
  • Disabled widow or widower aged 50 through 59—71½ percent;
  • Widow or widower, any age, caring for a child under age 16—75 percent;
  • A child under age 18 (19 if still in elementary or secondary school) or disabled—75 percent; and
  • Dependent parent(s) of the deceased worker, age 62 or older:
    • One surviving parent—82½ percent.
    • Two surviving parents—75 percent to each parent.
  • Please stay after them here, I know there is a wait time but this isn't correct and you need to make sure benefits aren't cut off.

You can email them here too

https://faq.ssa.gov/ics/support/ticketnewwizard.asp?style=classic

Thanks again and thanks for rating 5 stars.

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Ray Your Own Question
Ray
Ray
Ray, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 48,863
48,863 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 30 years in civil, probate, real estate, elder law

Ray is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,658 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

22,843 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

44,266 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo Senmartin

Guillermo Senmartin

Lawyer

301 satisfied customers

Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

17,183 satisfied customers

Multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation and administration.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
My husband passed away 2 weeks ago and I am not getting his
my husband passed away 2 weeks ago and I am not getting his social … read more
Edward Young
Edward Young
Juris Doctor
573 satisfied customers
My wife is 57 and on disability and also on hospice. I am 60
my wife is 57 and on disability and also on hospice. I am 60 and will turn 61 in June. If she passes away I understand I can draw against her benefits but to what amount/percentage? And we have been m… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
44,266 satisfied customers
If I turn 70 on November 2, 2018, what month should I apply
if I turn 70 on November 2, 2018, what month should I apply for Social Security benefits … read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
This question is about Social Security Benefits. I am tuning
This question is about Social Security Benefits. I am tuning 62 in December of 2017. If I apply for Social Security payments in January of 2018 will my payment be 6% higher than if I apply now?… read more
Edward Young
Edward Young
Juris Doctor
573 satisfied customers
I applied benefits and was turned down. I am 64 years and 11
I applied for survivor benefits and was turned down. I am 64 years and 11 months old. I was married for 42 years to my wife. Who died 12-24-15. I am questioning why I was turned down.… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
48,863 satisfied customers
I am a surviving widower whose wife died at age 71, I am 72
I am a surviving widower whose wife died at age 71, I am 72 and drawing social security, am I entitled to any death benefit from my wife (she is a navy veteran) of years ago and not on active duty. sh… read more
Thelawman2
Thelawman2
Doctoral Degree
1,737 satisfied customers
I just received a letter from social security telling me I
I just received a letter from social security telling me I "no longer qualify for wife's benefits beginning October 2003." My husband, XXXXX XXXXXsen, died December 21, 2013 and I applied for the bene… read more
CalAttorney2
CalAttorney2
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,845 satisfied customers
I have a question about survivorship social security (SS).
I have a question about survivorship social security (SS). I've done some research and know the basics. Scenario: Over the years, I've made more than my wife and will have a much higher SS benefit. I'… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
48,863 satisfied customers
I took early retirement at age 63 (almost 64) to stay home
I took early retirement at age 63 (almost 64) to stay home and take care of my disabled wife. She will be age 49 in april of 2013. My question is; if I died will my wife have to wait until she is 60 t… read more
Brandon M.
Brandon M.
Attorney at Law
Juris Doctorate
12,463 satisfied customers
My daughter and her family and my son and his family live in
My daughter and her family and my son and his family live in a house that my husband and I bought as a second home. It's a good size home and they all do quite well together. My husband and I live in … read more
Delta-Lawyer
Delta-Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,510 satisfied customers
SOCIAL SECURITY HUSBAND AGE 64. WIFE AGE 63. MARRIED 35
SOCIAL SECURITY HUSBAND AGE 64. WIFE AGE 63. MARRIED 35 YEARS. HUSBAND WILL NOT START SOCIAL SECURITY UNTIL HE IS AGE 66 WHEN HE WILL RECEIVE 100% OF HIS RETIREMENT BENEFIT. WIFE PLANS TO START DRAWIN… read more
Andrea, Esq.
Andrea, Esq.
Attorney
Post-Doctoral Degree
10,512 satisfied customers
I was married for 22 years, had to finish raising my family myself, I never remarried, I
I was married for 22 years, had to finish raising my family myself, I never remarried, I worked myself thru school, when I was 60 years old I suffered an illness, which left me disabled, I was put on … read more
Jack R.
Jack R.
Partner
Juris Doctor
6,136 satisfied customers
facts I am a 62 year old man. I had a lower back operation
facts:I am a 62 year old man. I had a lower back operation to freeze 5 vertebra 7 years ago, where the doctors installed 6 rods ,3 bridges, & 9 screws to help hold things in place. It was a total fail… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
i need to make a decision about my widows benefits with social
i need to make a decision about my widows benefits with social security. My husband died in April and i don't know if i SHOULD WAIT UNTIL I AM 66 To draw widows benefits. I am now,64 years old,i will … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
48,863 satisfied customers
My husband died 2 years ago. And I am 57 and taking on the
My husband died 2 years ago. And I am 57 and taking on the bills alone which takes my whole paychecks. I have been with him for over 20 years and been married 8 years. I cannot collect his social secu… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
48,863 satisfied customers
My ex-wife has recently contacted me after 20 years of divorce.
My ex-wife has recently contacted me after 20 years of divorce. Says she is going to start drawing her social security and needs this information. She has been married twice since me and her last husb… read more
Thomas Swartz
Thomas Swartz
Attorney
Juris Doctor
2,902 satisfied customers
i have been getting survivor benefits from social security ...
i have been getting survivor benefits from social security for me and my two daughters. when my oldest turned 18 and completed high school her benefits stopped, but now my youngest just turned 16 and … read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
44,266 satisfied customers
I worked from 1970 to 1986 for a McLean Trucking Co in ...
I worked from 1970 to 1986 for a McLean Trucking Co in No,La(home office Winston-Salem,NC) until their bankruptcy. I am now disabled & on Social Security. Can I draw any benefits from that employment … read more
Ed Johnson
Ed Johnson
Senior HR Consultant and Business Devlpm
Bachelor's Degree
6,994 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x