Tuesday, May 22, 2012

US high court: twins can't claim dead dad's benefits

Jewish World Review: US high court: twins can't claim dead dad's benefits: The US Supreme Court ruled Monday that twins conceived through in vitro fertilization after the death of their father cannot claim survivor benefits. Karen Capato gave birth to twins 18 months after her husband died from cancer in 2002 using sperm he froze after being diagnosed with cancer. The US Social Security system defers to state law when deciding whether to award claims for benefits to heirs conceived posthumously in the absence of a will. In this particular case, the dead man's will made no mention of the twins but named his spouse, their son and two children from a previous marriage.

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