Monday, March 21, 2011

Child Under 18 Paid All Year

Kathy from Ohio writes:
For a child under 18 and in school, on Social Security benefits, are the benefits paid all year long or only when the child is in school--nine months?

ANSWER: Yes they are paid all year long. When the child turns 18, if he or she is in secondary school, benefits continue till graduation. If the child takes secondary school level courses after graduation, benefits can continue up to age 19 if the child is in full time attendance, and even a couple of months after 19 depending on the school program.  The benefits are paid during vacation months, unless the child turn 19 in non-attendance month, at which time they stop.

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