My child father passed away, she is getting social security from him but since she is 2 the benefit statement (SSA-1099) says My name for My child . How do I handle this?
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Whitmermandy
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My child father passed away, she is getting social security from him but since she is 2 the benefit statement (SSA-1099) says My name for My child . How do I handle this?

My child father passed away, she is getting social security from him but since she is 2 the benefit statement (SSA-1099) says My name for My child in box 7. In box one it says my name only. How do I handle this?
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jerry2000
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My child father passed away, she is getting social security from him but since she is 2 the benefit statement (SSA-1099) says My name for My child . How do I handle this?

If your children receive Social Security survivors/disability benefits, that is income to them, not to you. You do not enter it on your tax return. Look at Box 2 of the SSA-1099 and you should see the child’s SSN.
If that is the only income a child has, then the child does not have to file or report it either.
If the child has enough other income to be required to file, then the child reports the SS on the child's return.
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