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Social Security for my son since hes dad isn't around.???? Katie.n.Mason 1 child; Delphos, Ohio 103 posts
7th Nov '12

So my fiance passed away before our son was born and I'm just wondering if there is anyway i can get financial help besides welfare, already tried that and im currently in college. Welfare wanted me to work 160 hours for $160 and I have no time as it is. I'm at school from 8- 1 then i have my externship at a office from 2-5 or 6pm. Every day of the week. Does anyone know how or if I can get SSI for my son or a way to get help since his dad is passed away and i have no income :/

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
7th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Katie.n.Mason:</b>" So my fiance passed away before our son was born and I'm just wondering if there is anyway i can get ... [snip!] ... Does anyone know how or if I can get SSI for my son or a way to get help since his dad is passed away and i have no income :/"</blockquote>




Did his father work prior to passing?

Mutha. TTC since Jan 1995; 3830 posts
7th Nov '12

My uncle died & my cousin will get a check until she's 18. But he paid a lot into SS before dying.

Katie.n.Mason 1 child; Delphos, Ohio 103 posts
7th Nov '12

he worked right out of highschool but didn't put enough SS money into it. If we would have been married i think the lady said my son could draw it off me since i did put money in with a previous job.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
7th Nov '12
Quoting Katie.n.Mason:" he worked right out of highschool but didn't put enough SS money into it. If we would have been married i think the lady said my son could draw it off me since i did put money in with a previous job."


Doesnt hurt to try. I always heard if a parent dies before a child reaches age they can get some kind of benefits.

ashleeoh 2 kids; Tucson, Arizona 2605 posts
status 7th Nov '12

My daughter's father passed away before she was born. She gets a decent amount each month and got 6 months back pay for it as I did not apply til she was past the age of 2. I would try and do that. It was really easy for me to do. You might have to get a legal DNA test done because he passed away before your child was born. It was really fast for me. I applied on a Friday and had the 6 months back pay in my account on Friday.

DisneyMommy 34 kids; Florida 6301 posts
7th Nov '12

I am very sorry for your families loss.



I dont know how it works if the baby is not born yet, when my Husband died they asked me if the children were living in the home with the deceased wage-earner & being supported bu him when I was doing my intake. How much you will get depends on how much taxes he paid into system. We get a decent amount because my DH was in his 40's and had 24 years of tax-paying employment.



What you need to do.......is go to the SS office in person and meet with a caseworker. They will determine your eligibility status, any documentation you need, etc.

Katie.n.Mason 1 child; Delphos, Ohio 103 posts
7th Nov '12

Thank you all for the advice, I will try to see what I can do. I appreciate the info. I hope i can figure something out!

user banned Minneapolis, Minnesota 612 posts
8th Nov '12

I sure hope you can get something I am also ecstatic they are cracking down on welfare but since your son's dad is deceased he should get something.

DisneyMommy 34 kids; Florida 6301 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Susan Schultz:" I sure hope you can get something I am also ecstatic they are cracking down on welfare but since your son's dad is deceased he should get something."


Survivors Benefits are not welfare, it is the deceased persons taxes that they payed into the system that go to any dependants if they have any, after their death.



It differs than welfare in that once approved,you will still get them even if you work, and you dont worry about caseworkers and your benefits being cut off.