Kids and Social Security
Most of the time Social Security is brought up it is centered around how it helps retirees. However, Social Security plays a big part in supporting children. In 2014 over 3 million children received help from Social Security, and this is only counting direct beneficiaries and not those benefitting indirectly through parents and guardians. Children can receive benefits directly through survivor’s benefits in the event of the death of their parents. Indirect benefits occur when a parent receives Social Security while the child is still a dependent. For more information visit this article by Tanisa Smith-Symes with The Hill.