The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that children conceived by artificial insemination cannot receive Social Security survivor benefits.
The court ruled today that a child conceived after a biological parent’s death doesn’t “survive the parent” – thus excluded from inheritance.
The ruling comes on the heels of a Omaha case. In 2006, a child’s biological father passed away just a week after conception. The question of whether the child was allowed to inherit posthumously was then asked to the high court.
In a similar case involving twins in Florida, the U.S. Supreme Court had a similar ruling.
Both Nebraska and Florida have laws preventing conceived children from posthumous inheritance.