Benefits of Establishing Paternity

Benefits for the Child:

Father and mother in bed, snuggling with sleeping toddler.
  • Identity - Having both parents' names on the birth certificate.

  • Assurance that the parents cared enough to acknowledge paternity.

  • Medical or life insurance from both parents, if available.

  • Information about family medical history.

  • Financial support from both parents, including:

  • Social Security.

  • Veterans' benefits.

  • Inheritance rights.

  • Child support.

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