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Spending of Social Security benefits

19 years ago

Can anyone direct me to a site where it states the guidelines for spending of social security benefits paid to minors? My son recently died and his two children are getting what I think is a very generous amount. Their mother (from whom he was divorced) so far has spent all of their checks each month and the children have received very little benefit from the money. She rattles off some mumbo jumbo about the money can be spent for the benefit of the family, etc. etc. I feel sure that there must be something that can be done to prevent her from frittering away all of their money. One child is almost 14 and another is 15 so they only have 4 and 3 years to receive benefits.

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