Can my 6 year old nephew qualify for social security benifites, his mom past away and dad got deported. Grandma has custody.

Asked 11 months ago - Tracy, CA

my mom has full custody of my 6 year old nephew, she gets cash aid for my younger brother and my nephew , but it isnt enough to cover rent and bills. Is it posible that she will qualify for social security benifites for him??

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  1. Paula Brown Sinclair

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    Answered . If the child's mother has been a wage-earner with sufficient quarters of Social Security earnings, a minor child would normally be entitled to survivor's benefits on her account. She can file an application on the child's behalf online or through the local Social Security office.

    This answer is offered as a public service for general information only and may not be relied upon as legal advice.

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