Millions of Americans survive off of Social Security benefits each month, including children.
If a parent receives South Security or disability benefits then their children can also receive benefits.
If a parent dies, a child may be entitled to Social Security benefits.
Who can qualify for Social Security as a child?
Dependent grandchildren may also be eligible for benefits.
There are a few requirements for a child to receive benefits
- The child must be unmarried
- They need to be under age 18
- The child must be a full time student, no higher than 12th grade, and 18 to 19 years old as seniors
- They must have a disability that began before they turned 22 and must be 18 or older
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