Who is the payee for social security dependent benefits?

Asked 11 months ago - Evanston, IL

Is it the dependent/child, or the parent who has the benefit?

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  1. Judy A. Goldstein

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . The representative payee is usually the parent or guardian. However, there can be exceptions, such as when the child is in a foster home.

  2. Clifford Michael Farrell

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . The payee is the person who receives the money for another. If the child is getting benefits and a payee has been ordered, it is is usually the parent who has custody who is the payee. If the parent is getting benefits, the money goes to the custodial parent as well.

    Hope that helps.

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  3. Gerald Gregory Lutkenhaus


    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . I agree for a child it is normally the custodial parent.

    This response is meant to be information only and should not be considered to be legal advice. This information is... more

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