Social Security, SSI

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Question: My son is 2 his dad has been approved for social security is my son qualified for benefits through that?

Answer: To receive benefits, a child must have at least one parent that is disabled or retired and eligible for social security benefits; or a parent who died after working long enough in a job where he/she paid social security taxes
The child must also be:
•    Unmarried
•    Younger than 18 years old
•    Between 18-19 and a full-time student
•    18 or older and disabled
Within a family, a child may receive up to half of the parent’s full social security benefits (75% if parent is deceased).  
For more information on the specifics and how to apply, please visit: http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10085.pdf

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