Benefits for survivors and back support
My former husband died in a car accident this month. I believe he did not have life insurance. When do survivor benefits start for the our 2 children. He was approximately $12,000 behind in his child support at the time of his death. Are there any benefits that cover his back support due?
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Re: Benefits for survivors and back support
Contact your local social security office as soon as you can to arrange for payment of applicable SSA survivor benefits. Your claim for child support arrearage should be made in the estate of the decedent, if an estate is opened. If you had a judgment for the support arrearage, then the decedent's tax refund, if any, could be intercepted. Good luck.