I am disabled and received a SSA-1099-SM. This year the SSA started sending money for my children, ages 2 and 6, one of whom is permanently disabled. I received a 1099 for each child also. Do I have to report these as my income? The children's names and SSN's are listed on each of their 1099's in boxes 1 and 2. If so, how do I do this? I have already entered the data from my 1099, and see no options for adding more.
The reason you do not see a place for the kid's SS income is because it is THEIR income even though you are the adult guardian payee ... their SS benefits do NOT go on your income tax return ... it would go on their income tax returns IF they are required to file a return.