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Representative Payee

I started Social Security at 62 so that my child would get benefits until she graduated from high school. I am the Representative Payee for this account. Since I am divorced from her mother, do I need to tell her mother about this accumulating benefit? Does her mother have any say in how this money is to be spent? Can I just pay my half of her educational expenses from this and expect her mother to pay her share?

Thanks so much.

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