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My nephew's is only 1 year old, his mother was 21 and never got to work before her passing away, will he still be able to receive benefits from her.

It's unlikely your daughter will receive a $250 stimulus check. Children under the age of 18 (19 if still in high school) who receive Social Security benefits are NOT eligible for the one-time payment. However, disabled children on SSI will receive the payment.

will people getting tanf benifits be getting the 250 stimulus check?

i am under the age of 18 but i get survivors benefits and if i move out of my dads house will i still get the check??

This may be difficult. Note that benefits stop when you reach age 18 unless you are a student or disabled. If a student, benefits can continue through age 19.

Note that in general, the law requires minor children and legally incompetent adults to have representative payees. Definition of a minor varies from state to state, but generally folks under age 18 are classified as minors. So, in general, you must have a representative payee.

Note the representative payee's obligation is to ensure that the current needs of the beneficiary (child) are met. Once that has been done, the beneficiary has the right to have some discretionary spending money, even if the payee does not approve of all of the child's choices.

You could potentially change the representative payee if desired.

http://ssa.gov/pubs/10085.html
http://www.ssa.gov/payee/faqrep.htm

UNFAIR LIKE KIDS WHO ARE NOT DISABLED DO NOT NEED AND WANT THINGS !!

My childrens father passed away 1 year ago. They are on ssi do they get this stimulis check?

I agree with that!! This is discrimination!!! If no minors are eligable for the payment then no minors should be eligable disabled or not. This is crap!!

I agree. It isn't really fair. When Bush sent out rebates a few years ago, children who received soc. sec. from having a deceased parent also got a rebate.
Having one income in a family is really hard. Obama should have considered this. $250 isn't much, but in this economy, if other's get help, these kids should have received something too.

The SSA states that disabled children receiving SSI are eligible for the one-time payment. If your children are not receiving SSI disability payments, it seems unlikely that they will receive a stimulus payment.

My husband died in 1998. I received survivor benefits for my children & myself for 8 yrs.
I remarried in May 2006 and separated 4 months later. Due to a lack of cooperation from my ex, the divorce was not finalized until the following year, We maintained separate homes. Do I lose my ability to collect widow benefits when I reach the appropriate age? I am 48, lost my job due to illness & may need to apply for disability shortly. I do not have enough credits because I did not work again until 3 yrs after his death. Can disability be received against his benefits?

MY CHILD IS ONE OF THE YOUNGEST SIBLINGS OF HIS FATHER. HE HAS TWO SIBLINGS THAT ARE 16 AND HAS DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL AND ONE MORE A YEAR OLDER THAN HIM ARE THEY STILL ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE BENEFITS? IF NOT WILL THE OTHER CHILDREN BENEFIT INCREASE

You don't mention how long you were married to your first husband. However, if you were married to your first husband for 10 years or more, you may be able to collect disability and/or retirement benefits based on his work record.

Please check this reference :
http://www.ssa.gov/ww&os2.htm#divorce

If your divorced spouse dies, you can receive benefits as a widow/widower if the marriage lasted 10 years or longer and you are age 60 or older (or age 50 if you are disabled.)

In general, you cannot receive survivors benefits if you remarry before the age of 60 unless the latter marriage ends, whether by death, divorce, or annulment.

Please contact your local Social Security office for details.

The situation is not quite clear to me. However, for survivor benefits, a child under age 18 (19 if still in elementary or secondary school) typically would receive 75 percent of the deceased worker's benefit amount.

There's a limit to the amount that family members can receive each month. The limit varies, but it is generally equal to about 150 to 180 percent of the basic benefit rate.

If the sum of the benefits payable to family members is greater than this limit, the benefits will be reduced proportionately. (Any benefits paid to a surviving divorced spouse based on disability or age won't count toward this maximum amount.)

http://www.ssa.gov/survivorplan/ifyou5.htm
http://www.ssa.gov/survivorplan/ifyou6.htm

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