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Effect of another child on Social Security auxiliary benefits

When a parent receives Social Security disability benefits, specifically SSDI (not SSI), his or her minor children are often eligible for Social Security auxiliary benefits. The minor children are still potentially eligible for these benefits even if the parents are divorced, and … Continue reading

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How much does Social Security pay in Auxiliary benefits

In addition to paying disability benefits for disabled individuals, Social Security also provides benefits for their minor children and also the spouse (if taking care of non-disabled children under 16 year old or a disabled child of any age). Note: these … Continue reading

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My child is graduating high school, will my other children’s Social Security benefits change?

This question comes up in the comments from time to time. My children receive Social Security auxiliary benefits because my spouse is disabled. My oldest is graduating high school next month. Social Security has told me that my oldest’s benefits … Continue reading

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Do Social Security auxiliary benefits reduce child support?

Several people have asked if the auxiliary Social Security benefits (benefits paid the the spouse and children) of a disabled person receiving Social Security Disability Insurance reduce child support or spousal maintenance payments. Colorado Springs family law lawyer Yolanda Fennick … Continue reading

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Social Security Auxiliary benefits for children in a separate household

A reader asked if a child can still receive Social Security auxiliary benefits if she is living apart from the disabled parent: If I have legal guardianship of my nephew and my sister is receiving SSDI. Can I apply to … Continue reading

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Paternity and children’s Social Security benefits

Children can often receive Social Security benefits if a parent is disabled or deceased. I have previously written about these kind of Social Security auxiliary and survivors benefits. However, there are times when proving paternity becomes an issue. Here are a … Continue reading

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Can a 18 year old full time student still get Social Security child’s benefits?

I was recently asked if Social Security child’s benefits continue for a full-time student who is 18 or over. Here is the answer in a directly from Social Security: No. At one time, SSA did pay benefits to eligible college students, … Continue reading

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Can adopted children receive Social Security benefits because of parent’s disability?

Children can get Social Security benefits if they have a parent who is receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI). 20 CFR 404.350 is the regulation dealing with who is entitled to Social Security child’s benefits. Generally, the child has to … Continue reading

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What are Social Security auxiliary benefits

When a disabled individual receives Social Security disability insurance benefits (also known as DIB, SSDI or Title 2 benefits), their spouse and/or minor children may also be eligible to receive Social Security benefits. These benefits paid to the spouse or … Continue reading

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Social Security benefits for spouse and child during incarceration

If your husband or wife is disabled and getting Social Security disability benefits, you may also be getting auxiliary benefits (click the link for more information about who qualifies). I previously coved how Social Security benefits stop if a disabled person … Continue reading

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Social Security disability benefits on ex-husband’s record

Did you know that you can get Social Security disability benefits based on your spouse’s earnings, even if you are divorced? It’s true!

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Social Security benefits for children of disabled ex-husband or ex-wife

I was recently asked this question: My Ex is getting Social Security disability benefits.  I have custody of our kids.  Can my kids get any benefits because of my ex’s disability? Perhaps, but you have to meet several requirements: The … Continue reading

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Social Security disability benefits for disabled husband or wife

If your husband or wife is disabled, you may be entitled to benefits

If your spouse is getting Social Security disability benefits, you may also be entitled to receive benefits from Social Security. These benefits are called “auxiliary benefits.” It is important to remember that auxiliary benefits are only available if the disabled spouse (disabled husband or … Continue reading

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Can children get Social Security benefits because of disabled parent?

If an individual is disabled and entitled to Social Security Title 2 benefits – also called Disability Insurance benefits, his or her minor children can also receive benefits from Social Security. These benefits are called “auxiliary benefits” by Social Security. … Continue reading

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When do Social Security children’s benefits stop?

A child may be entitled to receive Social Security child’s benefits if a parent dies. These are called survivor’s benefits. However, under Social Security Regulations (20 CFR 404.352), the entitlement to child’s benefits may end for any of the following … Continue reading

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