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8 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

The last step has been completed.  They did make Rose pay another 400 pesos because she originally did her GCP for our K-1.  Both kids are done now too.  There were some interesting comments and I want to talk to the kids for a little more information.  They told Aira that since she is 16 she will be getting an allowance from the US Government.  I told her that she will get an allowance but it won't be from them!  They also told AJ that he is not allowed to have a girlfriend until he is 21.  I wonder what else they said.  I'm not sure where CFO gets their info but so far it doesn't seem very accurate!

 

 

 

That is for sure under the category "Welcome to the Philippines"  ..... the manure spreader still works at CFO   :rofl:

 

Glad it is all done.

 


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39 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

The last step has been completed.  They did make Rose pay another 400 pesos because she originally did her GCP for our K-1.  Both kids are done now too.  There were some interesting comments and I want to talk to the kids for a little more information.  They told Aira that since she is 16 she will be getting an allowance from the US Government.  I told her that she will get an allowance but it won't be from them!  They also told AJ that he is not allowed to have a girlfriend until he is 21.  I wonder what else they said.  I'm not sure where CFO gets their info but so far it doesn't seem very accurate!

 

 

John. When they arrive in the US you need to file with Social Security and receive a SSN for the kids. Since you are their step-dad they will draw a stipend from your record until they graduate high school or turn 18. I was filing my SS for retirement and during the phone interview with the SS agent, no not the German Commandant, :D and she asked me about my children. We went through each of them and 4 out of 5 are older then 21. My youngest, who is in HS qualified for the stipend. Based on my record, we are drawing about $1,000 per month and so since we held him back a grade he won't graduate until he is 19 and graduate 2 months later. Since he won't graduate until after he turns 18, then the rule is it continues till he graduate. $$$$$  If I had known this was available, I would have collected and additional $24,000 but I was unaware of this benefit until I had filed for retirement SS benefits some two years later.

 

So, go down to your local SS office and begin the process. Visit the SS website to ensure you have all the documents needed to apply for each of them. Good luck.


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1 hour ago, John & Rose said:

They also told AJ that he is not allowed to have a girlfriend until he is 21

Maybe mom said something?  It is probably best if both of them don't date ;)   Better yet buy a castle and lock them up. 

 

1 hour ago, John & Rose said:

 I'm not sure where CFO gets their info but so far it doesn't seem very accurate!

They told Mary that if she got a green card in Mexico she wouldn't be able to get one in the US.

 

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45 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

John. When they arrive in the US you need to file with Social Security and receive a SSN for the kids. Since you are their step-dad they will draw a stipend from your record until they graduate high school or turn 18. I was filing my SS for retirement and during the phone interview with the SS agent, no not the German Commandant, :D and she asked me about my children. We went through each of them and 4 out of 5 are older then 21. My youngest, who is in HS qualified for the stipend. Based on my record, we are drawing about $1,000 per month and so since we held him back a grade he won't graduate until he is 19 and graduate 2 months later. Since he won't graduate until after he turns 18, then the rule is it continues till he graduate. $$$$$  If I had known this was available, I would have collected and additional $24,000 but I was unaware of this benefit until I had filed for retirement SS benefits some two years later.

 

So, go down to your local SS office and begin the process. Visit the SS website to ensure you have all the documents needed to apply for each of them. Good luck.

Interesting.  I know that we asked for the SSN with the DS-260 but the paperwork we got with the visa says that if under 18 they need to go to the the SS office to apply.  


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52 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

Interesting.  I know that we asked for the SSN with the DS-260 but the paperwork we got with the visa says that if under 18 they need to go to the the SS office to apply.  

Sorry I forgot you are doing a CR-1 and not the K-1. Just the same contact the SS office near you and try and ascertain your status with the kids. Don't throw good money away. :thumbs:


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The parent needs to be of age to qualify for benefits, doesn't need to be drawing them though the way I read it.

 

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/applying7.html#h3


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35 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

The parent needs to be of age to qualify for benefits, doesn't need to be drawing them though the way I read it.

 

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/applying7.html#h3

I'm just saying it maybe an option.  It was for me. :thumbs:


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AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

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2 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

I'm just saying it maybe an option.  It was for me. :thumbs:

It is surprising how many don't know the benefit exists.       Up until a few years ago I wasn't aware of it.


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On 7/5/2019 at 11:37 AM, Hank_ said:

The parent needs to be of age to qualify for benefits, doesn't need to be drawing them though the way I read it.

 

https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/applying7.html#h3

It seems like she will only be eligible if I retire so it was a nice dream but back to reality!  I am going to be working for a while yet.  I'm 58 but I plan on working to 70 or so.


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PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

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21 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

It seems like she will only be eligible if I retire so it was a nice dream but back to reality!  I am going to be working for a while yet.  I'm 58 but I plan on working to 70 or so.

 

You need to be of qualifying age, not necessarily drawing benefits yourself


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On 7/5/2019 at 8:25 AM, John & Rose said:

They also told AJ that he is not allowed to have a girlfriend until he is 21.  I wonder what else they said.

Hahahha!!!!     That made my day!!!   Thanks.......


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