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My daughters social security ends in February will my son be getting the full amount after hers stop? they currently split the benefits

Updated : January 8, 2010 by Guest

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enrolled in public school

April 6, 2010 by Guest

in order for my child to receive social security beniits does he need to be enrolled in a public school or can he be home schooled?

Social Security benefits and home schooling

April 7, 2010 by David Luhman

In general, it appears that Social Security recognizes home schooling when this is required to receive benefits.

However, the "home school" ("educational institution") must meet certain requirements regarding attendance, hours of instruction per day, testing etc.

These requirements vary from state to state, although there are federal requirements as well.

Here is a reference which will give details for the various states :!openview&restricttocategory=15080

Please contact the SSA directly if you have questions.

Increase in survivor benefits as one child loses benefits

January 8, 2010 by David Luhman

You don't provide many details (loss due to becoming an adult?), but an increase for the younger child may be possible.

Contact your local Social Security office for confirmation, but here's an example of how one family will see an increase in benefits for remaining children as other children lose benefits (see bottom of page) :

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