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WEll after 2 years and 9 months my lawyer calls and say... YOU won your award for SSD.. Well i am of course very happy but now i am very confused... The lawyer says i will mail you the judges desision. So my questions are , when i filled out the claim in 03 2004 i listed my minor son who lives with me and i have custody of but i did not list my minor daughter who lives with her grandmother , although i support her every month (long story) i felt at the time she did not live with me so i could not list her . Well now i find out she can also get an award based on mine so my question is How do i add her and my second question is how will i get my award paid to me? Will they SS send me a form to fill out asking for a Direct deposit number? Or will they send me a check? or will they wait for me to ask for this information?? Also i was told a long time ago i would receive $1190 a month in Oregon and my son would receive 595 a month how will that work with adding my daughter will they cut my sons award? He just turned 18 but my daughter is still 15 years old? I know its a lot of questions but i sure could use a few helpful hints.. thanks everyone robert51

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  • Elder

I think if you son stays in school you can still get money. I would go to the SSA office and show them your award letter and tell them you want to add your daughter as a dependent. I know it used to be when I was a kid that my mother got money for me because I was in college and she was getting SSA because she was a widow. I wonder now if she could have gotten a war pension since my dad was in WWII. Too late now.

The best thing is to go to your local SSA and sit down face to face with a human being and ask all your questions.

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SSDI will pay you. For the time your son was under 16 you will get paid also for being his parent and he will get his check too. However, after he turned 16 your check for being parent stops. His check stops when he turns 18 unless he is in high school, then it can continue until 19 at the most, but will stop when he finishes high school. If both kids are listed, the checks (other than yours) will be equally divided. If you support your daughter legally then by all means get her listed, as your parenting check will continue until she reaches 16. Then of course as described above her check will continue until she is 18 or 19 depending on high school status.

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Basically your children will split the $ 595 and your son will get his own check for 13 months but that is it.When your son has finished the 1/2 of 595 for 13 months after 18th birthday your Daugher will be paid the $ 595 till she is 18 or for 13 months more if she is still in school. At least that is the way it worked for me.

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As to how you will be paid:

When I filed, I filed my claim "on-line" and they ask you for your bank account number and your bank's routing number, then when the Eagle shits, he'll shit in your bank account.

They would almost demand ( if they could, that is ) that you have a bank account.

Same as with the VA.

Just go down to the SSA office, take your number and have a seat, they'll call your number-------eventually.

Ask them all your questions and take them your direct deposit info.

Speaking of which:

The manager of my local SSA office called me this afternoon.

Seems that she has, in her office, my complete SSA file.

The Appeals Management Center should have requested this from the SSA, MONTHS ago. I even sent in a formal request to see my SSA file, myself, thinking that if I could see it, and at least copy the award letter and relevant documentation, then I'd just send the AMC the SSA stuff myself, instead of waiting for the AMC to get if from SSA..............right? WRONG. Oh, I got my SSA file alright, sat down and looked it all over.....all 6 pages.........6 pages.....yeah, right? Had nothing in it pertaining to my AWARD LETTER or my medical documentation. So, I gives the SSA lady a pleasant "Thank You, I Appreciate All The Trouble You Went To..." and go home and call my Senator, Kay Bailey Hutchinson (who just happens to be on the Senate VA Committee. thank you God!).

Anyway, I get this call today from the VA Manager Lady. Seems that she has my file, AGAIN. Says it just "showed up", with this "Congressional Inquiry" notation, something about calling me and telling me that ALL the file is there, THIS TIME! And, when, in my convenience, could I possibly wish to view my file, and that the SSA would be more than happy to copy the entire file if I wish it, and would I like a hot steaming cup of Joe and fries with that?????


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thanks to all of you for the info.... i do not really remember if i ever gave them bank info on direct deposit or not so i will find out when i get my award letter... and i think a letter i wrote to a congresswomen in oregon who is really a supporter of vets ( check her votes ) might of helped because i won the award without even having a hearing . my attorney is Richard Sly of oregon a vet also and the congresswomen is darlene hooley so if your from oregon and having trouble they helped me.. manybe they can help ;you .

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