Q & A
What happens to Social Security benefits after a guardian dies?
Full question: I am 75 years old and guardian of a 7-year-old girl, whose father is disabled. Social Security now pays her $777 per month. What should I do to make sure that the girl will continue to receive her Social Security benefits after I die?
Answer: Social Security’s Representative Payment Program provides financial management for the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income(SSI) payments of beneficiaries who are incapable — in this case, a child — of managing their Social Security or SSI payments, says William “BJ” Jarrett, a public affairs specialist with theSocial Security Administration (SSA) in Baltimore. Read more…
Source: Robert Powell, Retirement Weekly via www.usatoday.com