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Dad passed, back pay benefits?

My Dad passed away while he was in the process of appealing a denial for SS Disabiliy benefits. We have been contacted by SS in Wichita, KS telling us that they have found us "favorable to recieve the back pay of benefits". He was divorced and all he left behind was myself and 2 sisters. We are all over the age of 18.
What I am wondering is how long this process takes?
Will our mother whom he owed back child support get any of the money that SS has deemed payable?
Who can I speak to if I cannot seem to get the case manager on the phone though I have his extention and left voicemails.?

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I would contact Social Security or another adviser for this, but we did find the following.

A deceased beneficiary may have been due a Social Security payment at the time of death. The Social Security Act provides that amounts due a deceased beneficiary may be paid to the next of kin or to the legal representative of the estate under priorities established in the law. The priority for payment is as follows:

  1. To the surviving spouse who was either living in the same household as the deceased at the time of death or who, for the month of death, was entitled to a monthly benefit on the same record as the deceased;
  2. To children who, for the month of death, were entitled to a monthly benefit on the same earnings record as the deceased;
  3. To parents who, for the month of death were entitled to a monthly benefit on the same earnings record as the deceased;
  4. To a surviving spouse not qualified under A. above;
  5. To children not qualified under B. above;
  6. To parents not qualified under C. above;
  7. To the legal representative of the deceased person's estate.

You can file form SSA-1724, "Claim For Amounts Due In Case Of A Deceased Beneficiary" for this.

http://www.ssa.gov/online/ssa-1724.html

http://socialsecurityhop.com/en/handbook/19/1901-is-a-written-request-re...

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