my son will be 18 in a year. he is going to join the army after graduation, will he still get benefits from his fathers death still, while in the service?
Generally social security benefits a child receives after death of a parent end at age 18. They can continue until 19 if still in school or 22 if the child is disabled. Your child is graduating (not in primary or secondary school) and entering the army (not disabled). Your son's benefit will end at age 18.
https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10084.pdf page 2
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I agree with Mr. Franchy. Benefits will stop at age 18 unless he remains in high school. There are no exceptions that I am aware of for joining the Army.
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