I don't know if Gideon was the child of Dan Barlow's first and legal wife or one of his spiritual wives, thus I don't know the boy's legal status.
I do know that when Gideon was kicked out, his father failed to notify social security that the child was no longer his dependent and continued to collect benefits.
That was the point I was trying to make.
You did notice, I take it, that before your kids can collect on “survivors benefits”, you have to die?
I guess you missed the posts with Patton. Any SS payments for the child would be deducted from the fathers benefits. It is a wash, the government doesn't pay any extra if the beneficiary has children or not.