the SSA has decided that wm is "old enough" at the tender age of 16 almost 17 to manage his survivor benefits. Hard to believe isn't it? My wm ~ I expect to get the same letter for kt any day soon now. Remarkable stuff ~ survivor benefits are to help the surviving parent raise his/her child without their spouse. wm's monies go straight to the county for child support for wm in his current placement. I spent several hours as the SS office yesterday explaining wm's situation & his level of disability. Now mental health CM is taking over. He's applying for disability for the tweedles based on their diagnosis's, continuing problems, & their mental/emotional age. Enough to give one a headache.