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Ask Rusty – Child Benefits Stopped at 18

April 16, 2017 | Presenting: Gerry Hafer - AMAC Foundation Social Security Advisor

Dear Rusty:  I received my Social Security payment for February but not for the month of March.  I’ve seen rumors about how they might cut Social Security checks from people in general, and I really hope that’s not why I didn’t get my check.  I also turned 18 in mid-February and I’m not sure if that made my checks stop coming even though I am still a full time student in school which should allow me to keep getting benefits until I graduate.  I’ve also seen that they might have changed the dates I get my check.  I’ve always gotten my check on the third Wednesday of every month but I don’t know why they would change it now.  I’m not sure about all of this and any information you can give before I go to my Social Security office would be very much appreciated.  I’m just a bit worried and confused.  Signed:  Worried Student

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