Social Security benefits for children
Within a family, a child can receive up to half of the parent’s full retirement or disability benefits. If a child receives survivor benefits, they can get up to 75 percent of the deceased parent’s basic Social Security benefit. There is a limit, however, to the amount of money Social Security will pay to a family. Katie Teague outlines how Social Security benefits for children work, who is eligible, and how to apply. Read Ms. Teague’s article here…
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