Help reinstate Survivor Benefits to children until the age of 21

Help reinstate Survivor Benefits to children until the age of 21

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Nicole Wright started this petition to president Trump

My name is Nicole Wright, I am a mother of a 9 year old son who lost his father at age 3 to Cancer.  He was provided survivor benefits as his father was a working, contributor until weeks before he passed.  My son stands to lose those benefits at 18 when he will be just entering college and incurring astronomical costs and expenses that his father would have surely helped provide for and would want for him to only have the best.

Not all children are lucky enough to have an additional parental figure in their lives  once these benefits end.  They should not have to pay the price of such a loss twice in a lifetime.

During Ronald Regan's presidency, the law for children receiving social security survivor benefits from a deceased parent, was changed from the age of 21 to 18. My goal is to get this age changed back to 21. With the ever increasing economic challenges our country and citizens face, especially for families with children and college costs, now more than ever, it is extremely necessary for the remaining parent/child of a family that lost a loved one's income prematurely, to have the ability to properly care and maintain modest cost of living expenses. During the Obama presidency, it was recognized that children require healthcare coverage up until the age of 26 under their parent's plan due to the fact that they can still be considered a dependent. The termination of survivor benefits for children turning 18 is a contradiction to the government's acceptance and understanding that they can be considered dependents up until the age of 26 with the health care laws in place. Please join and help fight to get this law changed for families struggling with this financial burden in their future.

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