Astrue v. Capato Case Brief

Facts of the Case

“The state intestacy law provided for a child to take from a father’s estate, in large part because it was thought the child was likely dependent during the parent’s life and at his death. The trial court found that this regime was reasonably related to the government’s interests in reserving benefits for children who lost a parent’s support, and in using reasonable presumptions to minimize the burden of proving dependency on a