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Children of deceased parent may get Social Security benefits

Losing a parent is usually a devastating experience, and for dependent survivors it can also be a financially difficult time. If the parent was the primary wage earner for the family, the sudden loss of income can leave dependents without the means to sustain themselves with their basic needs. It is for this reason that the Social Security program provides benefits for surviving minor or disabled children of a wage earner who paid into the Social Security system  Obviously there are some restrictions on who can collect benefits and how much they are entitled to, and this article, written by Social Security’s District Manager in Beckley, WV, explains. Click here to read the article by Melinda Groom in the Beckley Register-Herald.

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