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Proving Paternity After Death Social Security

Using a DNA Paternity Testing as evidence.

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Do you need to prove paternity after the death of a child's biological father?

If you answered yes to this question. Here are some of the things you will need to know. If the father of the child’s name is not on the child’s birth certificate. The odds are the guardian of the child will have to perform a DNA test on the child.

Depending on the circumstance, A paternity test can be performed with a DNA specimen from the deceased father to help in determining paternity. This option will be dependent upon what the medical examiner preserved from the deceased. Another option will be to exhume the body of the deceased father. The best specimen to use for this option is a femur bone.

In the event, exhuming is not possible or, the medical examiner did not retain a viable sample. The next option will be to have the child tested with the deceased father’s parents. If the father’s parents are unavailable and the father has siblings. Performing an avuncular DNA test would be the next best option to determine the probability of paternity of the deceased father.

Does Social Security do DNA testing?

Currently, No. Families who are in need of legal DNA testing services must seek out facilities like DNA Paternity Tests NJ to perform DNA relationship testing services that are performed by an A A B B Accredited Laboratory.

Remember, It is important that you consult with social security about the type of evidence they will accept as well as the relationship they will accept before setting up a paternity test.

Social Security DNA Testing, Is it mandatory?

Not to our knowledge, As we understand it, DNA testing is an option that is offered to help families prove paternity in the event an unmarried father’s name is not on the birth certificate.

What documents will I need to give Social Security to get the process started?

Before contacting the Social Security you will need to have a copy of the death certificate, a copy of the child’s birth certificate and, If the child is disabled you would have to submit proof of the child’s medical records proving the disability. Once you have these documents in your possession. Contact Social Security and one of their representatives will direct you on what the next step in the process will be. Remember, if the deceased father’s name is not on the birth certificate. The Social Security representative may request DNA testing.

If you have recently been requested to provide proof of paternity to Social Security. Please do not hesitate to contact our office today at 973-609-5102 to coordinate an appointment today.

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