Answered on Apr 07th, 2012 at 12:30 PM
It would be difficult, but I believe it could be
possible. You are going to need help,
and a lot of evidence, such as proof of paternity and connection of the father
to the wages earned under the ITIN card.
You may want to contact the State Bar of Florida for their Pro Bono program (http://www.floridabar.org/), Legal Aid (Go
to find your local office), or a nearby legal clinic of a Law School.
Every day individuals go to work and pay taxes that could be used for survivor's
benefits. However, when they die, the Social
Security Administration has no record of them as an individual, and these funds
never get applied as they should.
Yours is a very common and very sad story. I'm sure the father worked hard - I hope you
are successful, and I hope you'll let me know how it turns out.
No attorney-client relationship has been established because of the information provided. Seek local counsel to address your particular facts. MJHJ