My son's father just got approved for disability but has not received a payment. Needing to know information about what my son is entitled to for his father being on disability.
If you're talking about Social Security Disability, you can contact SSA and start the application for auxiliary benefits now. You do not have to wait for the father to receive payments to start the process. SSA usually appoints the custodial parent as the representative payee for the child.
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Depending on the program under which the father was awarded benefits, your child may be entitled to benefits, but important information is not disclosed. If the benefits were Supplemental Security Income (SSI), then there are no auxiliary benefits. If the benefits were Social Security and the father has a strong work record, there may be auxiliary benefits available. When such benefits are available, they typically become a credit against any child support obligation ordered.
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Contact your local branch of the social security administration. He may be entitled to benefits if his father is on SSD. However, if he is on ssi, he will not be entitled to them.
I recommend you contact your local Social Security office to see if your child is eligible for auxiliary benefits. Just because his father is receiving benefits it does not mean that your son is automatically entitled to benefits. For example, if his father is receiving SSI benefits only, your son would not be entitled to any benefits. Therefore, it is important to confirm with Social Security that he is in fact eligible to receive benefits.
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