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My husband and I are having difficulty understanding how to complete ssa-783. We are applying for my som (His-Stepson). The part about how much do you contribute is very vague. thank you


Support Replied ~ 05-12-2009 22:48:40

Dear Patti:
I think the form you are talking about is the stepson benefit form. SS needs to know if your husband provided more than 1/2 support for your son. I would make the form out saying that all the money in the house went for everyones support. If you received a big childsupport check for your son from his father, he might not be eligible......Carol
Your Comment ~ 05-13-2009 08:12:54

Carol....What a maarvelous service you provide. I have shared you website with people at work. Do me A favor and take a look at ssa-783. My specific question is how we fill out parts where specific amounts of money are needed. There is no room for extra verbage. Can I write a cover letter.



Thanks so much,


Patti


Support Replied ~ 05-17-2009 19:05:31

Dear Patti:
Sure.......Put in everything you want SS to know. They are looking at a specific period. About a year before your husband was disabled. I know it is hard to
figure out everything you paid out for this child, especially if you had other children, but SS takes the entire amount and divides it by the number of people in the HH.
If your income was less than 1/2 your husbands and the child support was not substantial, then he might be eligible. Call the person that is handling the claim, and ask them for the determination sheet they use and you can see how it works.
If you aren't satisfied, let me know. I will get you one.......Caraol

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