I was reading one of the posts here about who is lawfully allowed to receive any Soc Sec benefit if one of the parents died. My husband passed away a year ago. My husband treated and provided everything for my daughter even if its not his biological child. He wasnt able to legally adopted her but we were supposed to do it but he passed suddenly. My daughter is not getting any SSI from him because they said, she wasnt adopted. If that is the case, I am confuse now why SSI denied her in receiving the benefit since she is considered as a stepchild.
Please enlighten me.
Thanks so much.
Unmarried children under 18, or up to age 19 if they are attending high school full time. Under certain circumstances, benefits can be paid to stepchildren, grandchildren, or adopted children.