[APG Public List] Questions on Social Security Benefits Application

JYoung6180 at aol.com JYoung6180 at aol.com
Sun Jan 9 18:06:26 MST 2011

Now you are confusing me...are you saying that the deceased wife and her  
husband (the now-deceased wage earner) are NOT the parents of the children? 
If  they are, then children born of their marriage would be assumed to have 
been  legal children of the wage earner and the marriage records should have 
been on  file for the claim to have been approved. Supporting birth records 
for the  children would also have been on file. 
Minor children who are beneficiaries would have had a representative payee  
who would have been required to report that benefits were used for the 
In a message dated 1/9/2011 5:02:41 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
sherifenley at gmail.com writes:

That may  be true, but the benefits paid to the children would be sent to a 
benefit  administrator who doesn't have to be the children's mother or even 
the next of  kin.  Proof of the relationship of the children to the 
deceased wage  earner is what is required not the marriage of the deceased wage 
earner in  order for the children to receive their benefits.  

On the other hand, what the heck - order the record and see what they  have 
on file,  LOL

Sheri Fenley
Stockton,  California

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