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death benefit and child support

my sons stepdad passed away 3 years ago. my son had been living with me at the time of his passing for the last 3 years. my questions is can she collect benefit's for him from his stepdads passing and collect child support from me. i'm not trying to get out of paying support just seems like double dipping the system. she is also on state assistance. this is for washington state.

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It's possible the child may receive survivor benefits as the stepchild of a deceased worker.

In general, to qualify for survivors benefits, a stepchild must have been the stepchild of the insured worker for at least nine months before the day that the worker died.

http://socialsecurityhop.com/forums/survivor-benefits-social-security/su...

http://socialsecurityhop.com/en/handbook/03/0331-stepchild-stepparent-re...

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