Legal Question in Family Law in Missouri

are children entitled to social security death benefits from a parent who no longer had any parental rights to her children?

Asked on 9/04/13, 11:33 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Joe Hensley Hensley & Nicholas

At the risk of oversimplification, it depends on whether the child was receiving benefits before the adoption. If so, the adoption does not necessarily cut off survivor benefits. If the biological parent dies after the adoption, the child will not be entitled to benefits.

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Answered on 9/04/13, 11:51 am

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