[APG Public List] Questions on Social Security Benefits Application

keli1 at aol.com keli1 at aol.com
Sun Jan 9 18:19:32 MST 2011

Sheri you are correct, I was in that situation




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From: Sheri Fenley <sherifenley at gmail.com>
To: JYoung6180 at aol.com
Cc: apgpubliclist at apgen.org
Sent: Sun, Jan 9, 2011 8:17 pm
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Questions on Social Security Benefits Application


No, all I was trying to say was that in order for the children to get the benefits from SSA their relationship to the father is all that would have been required.  Proving the marriage of the children's parents would not have been required. This would have been done with the birth certificates of the children, not the marriage certificate of the parents.

Sheri Fenley

I meant to use the words "representative payee" and not "benefits administrator"

On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM,  <JYoung6180 at aol.com> wrote:

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 children. 

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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