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I'm wondering if I will get any of my dads social security benefits when he passes. I am on social security disability now and I believe I'm drawing some from him now.

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My dad gets 1225.00 a month. I get 426.00 in one check, and 351.00 in another check. His social security # is on that one. When he passes will I still get both checks? Or will it just be one? And since he lives with me I was wondering if I get any more of his benefits?

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I don't think so. Just trying to figure out how I'm going to live on one income when my dad dies.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 27 days ago
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Social security benefits based on parent's working record can be paid to your unmarried children if they are:

  • Younger than 18;
  • Between 18 and 19 years old, but in elementary or secondary school as full-time students; or
  • Age 18 or older and severely disabled (the disability must have started before age 22).

If your parent dies, you may be eligible for benefits based on their work.

Same conditions apply.

Let me know if you need any help.

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Social Security Expert: lev-tax, Tax Advisor replied 25 days ago

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If you still have any doubts, need clarification - please be sure to ask.

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