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Old 07-11-2019, 01:27 AM
 
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To clarify, this is not a question regarding survivor benefits but for a Spousal child in care benefits.

Do I need to file for her Spousal child in care benefits at the same time I file for my SS benefits or am I able to file at a later time and not lose the opportunity ?
I will be filing for my toddlers benefits at the same time I retire. I'm just worried that I may lose the opportunity to file for my spouse at a later time.

Her concern arises from wanting to immigrate her mother from the Philippines and is afraid it could affect her chances with regards to having government assistance already and how they may perceive the application during their review. She feels it could harm her chances negatively.

Does anyone have some knowledge and information on a situation such as this ?

Any and all response are welcomed !

Thank you for your time and knowledge !
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:31 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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What is: "Spousal child in care benefits" ?
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:59 PM
 
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To clarify, this is not a question regarding survivor benefits but for a Spousal child in care benefits.

Do I need to file for her Spousal child in care benefits at the same time I file for my SS benefits or am I able to file at a later time and not lose the opportunity ?
I will be filing for my toddlers benefits at the same time I retire. I'm just worried that I may lose the opportunity to file for my spouse at a later time.

Her concern arises from wanting to immigrate her mother from the Philippines and is afraid it could affect her chances with regards to having government assistance already and how they may perceive the application during their review. She feels it could harm her chances negatively.

Does anyone have some knowledge and information on a situation such as this ?

Any and all response are welcomed !

Thank you for your time and knowledge !
You will have toddlers when you retire?

I also am confused about your term spousal child benefits! Are you a citizen? Is your husband?

Immigrating the mother is not that easy
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:37 PM
 
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You will have toddlers when you retire?

I also am confused about your term spousal child benefits! Are you a citizen? Is your husband?

Immigrating the mother is not that easy

I am confused too. Retired people with children under age 16 receive extra benefits.

Why not go to your local social security office and ask them?

Frankly, I feel like this is a rip-off. I worry social security will run dry before I retire. Then, find out some people are getting extra payments. On top of that, the spouse's mother wants to come without private health insurance and use medicare.

No wonder the USA is going broke.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:40 PM
 
Location: R.I.
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To clarify, this is not a question regarding survivor benefits but for a Spousal child in care benefits.

Do I need to file for her Spousal child in care benefits at the same time I file for my SS benefits or am I able to file at a later time and not lose the opportunity ?
I will be filing for my toddlers benefits at the same time I retire. I'm just worried that I may lose the opportunity to file for my spouse at a later time.

Her concern arises from wanting to immigrate her mother from the Philippines and is afraid it could affect her chances with regards to having government assistance already and how they may perceive the application during their review. She feels it could harm her chances negatively.

Does anyone have some knowledge and information on a situation such as this ?

Any and all response are welcomed !

Thank you for your time and knowledge !

I will attempt to answer some of your questions although I am no authority. A biological parent, adoptive parent, and legal guardian can claim a child as a dependent on their Social Security record making them eligible to receive benefits. Being a dependent means they are dependent on you for their financial support regardless of whether that support come from Social Security, wages, etc. You mentioning that your wife receives government assistance which translates to me as welfare I find unusual as married woman. But in any event, if your child too is receiving welfare benefits being claimed as a dependent of your wife, once you claim the child as your dependent in order for them to receive Social Security benefits on your record the child's welfare benefits go away. And that is because you are now the responsible person to support the child and no longer the government.

I do not think your wife is eligible to receive any benefits on your Social Security record at least not until she becomes Social Security age eligible herself. And if she is the biological mother of a toddler that is a very long way off.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:58 PM
 
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What is: "Spousal child in care benefits" ?



Your spouse is entitled to an amount equal to one-half of your full primary insurance amount (PIA). In order to receive this benefit, your spouse must be at least 62 years old or caring for your child entitled to receive benefits on your work record who is younger than 16 or disabled. Also, you must be receiving Social Security retirement benefits in order for your spouse to receive them as well.

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Old 07-11-2019, 09:02 PM
 
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You will have toddlers when you retire?

Yes a 3 year old daughter.


I also am confused about your term spousal child benefits! Are you a citizen? Is your husband?
We are all citizens.... the 3 of us.

Your spouse is entitled to an amount equal to one-half of your full primary insurance amount (PIA). In order to receive this benefit, your spouse must be at least 62 years old or caring for your child entitled to receive benefits on your work record who is younger than 16 or disabled. Also, you must be receiving Social Security retirement benefits in order for your spouse to receive them as well.

Immigrating the mother is not that easy

Hope this helps with the confusion.
Thanks for the response.

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Old 07-11-2019, 09:09 PM
 
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I am confused too. Retired people with children under age 16 receive extra benefits.

We have a 3 year old toddler.


Why not go to your local social security office and ask them?
I thought maybe someone may know the answer to my spouse's benefits question. I will be filing in person, but wanted to know if I could delay on filing for hers.


Frankly, I feel like this is a rip-off. I worry social security will run dry before I retire. Then, find out some people are getting extra payments. On top of that, the spouse's mother wants to come without private health insurance and use medicare.

No wonder the USA is going broke.

I have no response to your last paragraph seeing that you are native american....
Thanks for the response.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:13 PM
 
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I will attempt to answer some of your questions although I am no authority. A biological parent, adoptive parent, and legal guardian can claim a child as a dependent on their Social Security record making them eligible to receive benefits. Being a dependent means they are dependent on you for their financial support regardless of whether that support come from Social Security, wages, etc. You mentioning that your wife receives government assistance which translates to me as welfare I find unusual as married woman.
She receives no government assistance. She is a RN.
But in any event, if your child too is receiving welfare benefits being claimed as a dependent of your wife, once you claim the child as your dependent in order for them to receive Social Security benefits on your record the child's welfare benefits go away. And that is because you are now the responsible person to support the child and no longer the government.

I do not think your wife is eligible to receive any benefits on your Social Security record at least not until she becomes Social Security age eligible herself. And if she is the biological mother of a toddler that is a very long way off.
Your spouse is entitled to an amount equal to one-half of your full primary insurance amount (PIA). In order to receive this benefit, your spouse must be at least 62 years old or caring for your child entitled to receive benefits on your work record who is younger than 16 or disabled. Also, you must be receiving Social Security retirement benefits in order for your spouse to receive them as well.



Thank you for your response !
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:29 PM
 
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I have no response to your last paragraph seeing that you are native american....
Thanks for the response.
Wow! What fun as you get older!

I read your wife is a nurse..likely from The a Phillipines as her mother is..
How is her license coming? There are a lot of Phillipines nurses working here....she will do well..as a nurse of 50 years myself..

Hope we are helping..
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