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Adoption of an Adjudicated Child and Child’s Social Security Benefits

by Melvin Cook

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C was the illegitimate child of his father F and mother M. A court in New York adjudicated F to be C’s father in 1964. In January 1966 C became entitled to child’s social security benefits on the earnings record of his deceased mother.

The question was whether or not F’s adoption of C would terminate the child’s social security insurance benefits. The answer was no because there was already a legally recognized parent-child relationship.

See Social Security Ruling (SSR) 69-3.

This material should not be construed as legal advice for any particular fact situation, but is intended for general informational purposes only. For advice specific to any individual situation, an experienced attorney should be contacted.

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