Table of Contents
- 1 Can my daughter collect my Social Security when I die?
- 2 How long does a child receive Social Security benefits from a deceased parent?
- 3 How do I get my child’s deceased parent Social Security?
- 4 Can a child receive Social Security benefits if the parent never worked?
- 5 What qualifies a child for Social Security benefits?
- 6 Can someone who never paid into Social Security get benefits?
Can my daughter collect my Social Security when I die?
Within a family, a child can receive up to half of the parent’s full retirement or disability benefits. If a child receives survivors benefits, they can get up to 75% of the deceased parent’s basic Social Security benefit. There is a limit, however, to the amount of money we can pay to a family.
How long does a child receive Social Security benefits from a deceased parent?
Generally, benefits for surviving children stop when a child turns 18. Benefits can continue until as late as age 19 and 2 months if the child is a full-time student in elementary or secondary education or with no age limit if the child became disabled before age 22.
How do I get my child’s deceased parent Social Security?
If you need to report a death or apply for benefits, call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). You can speak to a Social Security representative between 8:00 am – 5:30 pm. Monday through Friday. You can also visit your local Social Security office.
Who can collect Social Security?
You can receive Social Security benefits based on your earnings record if you are age 62 or older, or disabled or blind and have enough work credits. Family members who qualify for benefits on your work record do not need work credits.
Can grandchildren get survivor benefits?
Yes, under certain conditions. Social Security may pay dependent or survivor benefits to your grandchild if the parents are deceased or disabled or if you have legally adopted the child. If the child is less than a year old, you must prove that you provided at least half of the baby’s support from his or her birth.
Can a child receive Social Security benefits if the parent never worked?
Even if you have never worked in a job covered by Social Security, as a parent, there are two ways that you may still qualify for benefits. If you are a parent and take care of your child who receives Social Security benefits and is under age 18, you can get benefits until your child reaches age 16.
What qualifies a child for Social Security benefits?
To qualify for this benefit, a child must be unmarried, dependent on the parent, and one of the following must apply: Younger than age 18. 18-19 years old and a full-time student (no higher than grade 12). 18 or older with a disability that began before age 22.
Can someone who never paid into Social Security get benefits?
The only people who can legally collect benefits without paying into Social Security are family members of workers who have done so. Nonworking spouses, ex-spouses, offspring or parents may be eligible for spousal, survivor or children’s benefits based on the qualifying worker’s earnings record.