Can I receive government benefits for my children even though I share joint custody ?

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Can I receive government benefits for my children even though I share joint custody ?

My mom and I share joint custody of my children and they are supposed to live with her. She claims not to get any money for them. Am I able to get anything for them I also want to know what are my rights?

Asked on July 30, 2012 under Family Law, Maryland

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The question as written is too vague to give you a concrete answer due to lack of facts as to what type of governmental benefits you are talking about. If the other parent of the presumed minor children is dead, then the children might be entitled to social security benefits with respect to the deceased parent.

I suggest that you go to the local governmental offices that provides the benefits you speficically are interested in and start your inquiry from there with completion of the necessary paper work.


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