My two step-children receive money from their disabled biological father. This money is paid to him by Social Security, and he pays taxes on it and then sends it to the children's mother, my wife. If he agrees to let me adopt the children, thereby relinquishing any claim to being legally responsible for them, will the children's payments from Social Security stop?
Social Security Lawyers
If his parental rights are terminated, the children are no longer his dependents, and I predict the benefits will be terminated.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
I agree with Ms. Sinclair. The payments will be terminated since the child is no longer his dependent.