Social Security and Back to School? Social Security Says ‘Yes’

Social Security and Back to School? Social Security Says ‘Yes’

ILLINOIS (RFD) — As students head back to school this week, Social Security says it’s an odd connection but there is one between them and the back-to-school season.

An SSA-1372 is a student’s statement regarding student attendance. Jack Myers with Social Security indicates children of disabled, retired, or deceased workers can receive monthly benefits until age 18. These benefits can continue until age 19 if your child is still a full-time high school student. If your high school student receives monthly Social Security benefits as a child and will be turning 18 this school year, they need to take action to prevent the stoppage of their benefits at age 18.

Back to the SSA-1372 forms, you should receive an SSA-1372 form in the mail, but if not, you can get one at www.ssa.gov. Complete page 2 and then take page 3 to a school official for certification. Once complete, you can fax or mail the form to your local Social Security office, find it at www.ssa.gov/locator.

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