CHAPTER12

Family Benefits

In This Chapter

  • Who qualifies for family benefits
  • The SSA’s definition of family
  • Benefits available for qualified children
  • How to get the maximum family benefits

When you start receiving Social Security benefits either for retirement or disability, some members of your family could also be entitled to benefits based on your work history. These family benefits are also called auxiliary benefits and will not impact what you receive each month, but could add a significant amount to your family’s funds overall.

Provided they qualify, your child or spouse could receive monthly benefits that total up to 50 percent of your ...

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