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Old 01-19-2018, 04:44 PM
 
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My DH is retiring but we still have two kids in high school--one is homeschooled.

I know this is a long shot, but I need to talk to anyone who has dealt with SS and their requirements for homeschoolers who receive a monthly payment from their parent's SS.

TIA!

Debbi
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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probably can't help as I never was homeschooled but not sure what the question is.

What does one have to do with the other?

(I'm a little dense sometimes )
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:10 PM
 
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My husband is about to turn 66 and we still have a 17 and 18 yr old at home, who can receive part of his benefits until they are 18 or finish high school if they are already 18.



One child is on public school, so the school sends SS verification of their classes. I need to talk to someone who has experience with the requirements for the child who is homeschooled.
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:14 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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There are too many variables. Go online and find your closest office, make an appointment and go see the "powers that be".
https://www.ssa.gov
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:21 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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My husband is about to turn 66 and we still have a 17 and 18 yr old at home, who can receive part of his benefits until they are 18 or finish high school if they are already 18.



One child is on public school, so the school sends SS verification of their classes. I need to talk to someone who has experience with the requirements for the child who is homeschooled.
Unless it's changed the children only receive benefits if, in this case, their father is deceased. Those are called Survivor's Benefits.


https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/ifyou4.html
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:34 PM
 
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https://secure.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0300205275

https://www.hslda.org/docs/nche/Issu...l_security.asp

https://a2zhomeschooling.com/laws/ho...homeschooling/

https://secure.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/1608000000
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:37 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Wait a minute. Kids of retired, living individuals get benefits now? And we wonder why the system is bleeding out.
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:55 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses. here are my replies in order

1. Stacy, I spent an hour on the phone today with the SS rep and he was less than helpful. I am hoping to find someone who has experience with this situation before I make the wrong decision.

2. North Beach, I'm not sure about a change, but this is a retirement situation, not a death benefit.

3. Matisse, Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

4. North Beach, my apologies.
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:00 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Thanks for the responses. here are my replies in order

1. Stacy, I spent an hour on the phone today with the SS rep and he was less than helpful. I am hoping to find someone who has experience with this situation before I make the wrong decision.

2. North Beach, I'm not sure about a change, but this is a retirement situation, not a death benefit.

3. Matisse, Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

4. North Beach, my apologies.
At one time, children of living retirees did not receive benefits, so that would be a change. The benefits for survivors also went through 22 if the child was attending college.

No need to apologize for what I don't know.
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Old 01-19-2018, 06:24 PM
 
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Yes, a child who is still in high school and under age 19 can draw 1/2 of a living, retired parent's benefit.

https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10085.pdf

I've been researching this because it will apply to us this year, if I decide to take SS. The only thing holding me back is that I don't know how this additional income might affect financial aid for college since I believe they look at the prior prior year now.

The OP's question about homeschool records is something I can't answer, but if their children plan to go to college, adding to income could be a concern (I think--depending on whether it is taxable for the individual. I'm just starting to research that.)
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