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My finance just had a baby and the baby has my last name. How does having a child affect my Social Security benefits?

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Congratulations on your new baby!  Now that you have a child, he or she will also be entitled to benefits as well and possibly insurance benefits, thus it is important to make sure you or your fiancé obtain a social security number for your baby and inform the Social Security Administration of the new addition to the family.  You will need to have your child’s birth certificate along with additional documentation as required by the Social Security Administration.  I would suggest contacting your local Social Security office to obtain all the required information and documentation.  Best of luck with your new baby!

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