[APG Public List] Questions on Social Security Benefits Application

Dee Gibson-Roles wncgen at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 9 17:23:15 MST 2011

I have two grandchildren who are drawing Social Security.  Their father is 
deceased.  He and their mother (my duaghter) were never married (they were under 
18 when the kids were born and I refused to sign for her to marry him because I 
knew he was a drug addict.  We think an overdose killed him at age 33.)  When my 
daughter applied for SS for them after his death, she was not asked about a 
marriage - just their birth certificates as marriage doesn't prove fatherhood.  
Hope this helps.

From: Donna McR <donna316 at tx.rr.com>
To: APG <apgpubliclist at apgen.org>
Sent: Sun, January 9, 2011 5:23:13 PM
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Questions on Social Security Benefits Application

I appreciate all your answers and advice.    Does anyone have actual experience 
with the form required for receiving death benefits for the children?
I imagine that the death benefit form would have been submitted by the 
children's paternal aunt or paternal grandmother, with whom they went to live.  
Either of these would have had personal knowledge of the marriage date, if asked 
to supply it on the form.
Thank you for all your help.
Warmest Regards,

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