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Children recieve Social Securty when father get 100% Social Security for a disability

Asked on May 21st, 2013 on Social Security Disability - Arizona
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I just need a little information. My ex grandson in law was just award 100% Social Security disability. He has 2 children with his ex wife ages 8 and 10. She was award child support and sole custody 7 yrs ago. Never paid but does see the children. He is remarried with 2 children 2 and 4. He called and told her he would now give her some money ( no one knows how much). Shouldn't Social Security send her a separate check for these children. Thank you
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Answered on May 21st, 2013 at 11:00 PM
It depends on the type of benefits he is receiving:  SSI or SSDI. Three possibilities: Nothing for children from SSA if SSI.   Nothing from SSA for SSDI if his earnings during his work career aren't enough.   Finally, for SSDI benefits SSA will pay children provided there are funds available based upon the disabled father's wages during his working career.  If so, that amount ($X) will be divided by the number of children.  From your description, if I understand it, each child would receive $X/4

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