Form SSA-1372-BK-FC, Advanced Notice of Termination of Child's Benefits (Foreign Claims) is a document the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) sends you warning you about your child's benefits terminating at the age of 18. Fill out this form if your child is a full-time student at an elementary- or secondary school or if you qualify for childhood disability benefits.
The form was released on January 1, 2018 , with all previous editions obsolete. A fillable Form SSA-1372-BK-FC can be downloaded below. Form SSA-1372-BK, Advanced Notice of Termination of Child's Benefits, is a related document is used to determine if a child attending a U.S. school is eligible to receive student benefits.
You will receive advance notice of termination of the child's benefits three months before they turn 18. It means that your benefits will stop automatically at age 18. However, if you are a full-time student attending an elementary or secondary school, or if you are a disabled child, you may continue to receive the Social Security benefits. To confirm your eligibility, you need to:
Moreover, if you request childhood disability benefits, you must have a full history of the disabling conditions. The history should include names and addresses of doctors, hospitals, and schools attended. If you have ever been working, attach your work history as well.
Detailed SSA-1372-BK-FC instructions, information about benefits you may be entitled to past the age of 18 and 19, and a list of your responsibilities are provided in the form. Read them carefully before completing the document. Detach pages 7 and 8 and keep them for your future references.
Most fields in the form are self-explanatory. Form SSA-1372-BK-FC should be completed as follows:
Take the document to an authorized school official for certification. The school official has to review pages 2 and 3, and complete page 4 to certify the information you provided is correct according to school records. The school official has to keep pages 5 and 6, the remaining sheets should be returned to you.
The completed SSA-1372-BK-FC Form is mailed depending on the country you attend school in. For Canada, the British Virgin Island, or Samoa, take or mail the filled-out pages to the nearest SSA office. For all the other countries, submit your form to the Federal Benefits Unit or to the following address: Social Security Administration, Division of International Operations, P.O. Box 17769, Baltimore, Maryland 21235-7769 USA.