Benefits from Social Security are most commonly associated with retirees.

Nevertheless, the Social Security Administration sends assistance to children under certain circumstances through disability 

And survivor benefits, or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSA pays approximately $2.8 billion each month to roughly 4 million children 

who qualify for assistance, according to the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

Here are the situations in which children can receive aid, as well as the amount they can collect.

How children can qualify for Social Security

The children of a parent who has worked for 10 years or otherwise earned Social Security benefits are eligible if

It is either a disabled parent or a retired parent. Unmarried and younger than 18 years old

A child over the age of 18 with a disability that began before they turned 22

Previously, the child received at least half of their financial support from the qualifying parent

If an eligible parent passes away, their children can receive benefits provided they meet the same age, disability, and marital status requirements.

If their parent is deceased, a child can collect 75% of their parent's benefit if their parent is retired or disabled.

Social Security currently offers a monthly benefit of $4,194, so children can receive a maximum of $3,145.50.

Spouses can also claim these benefits. However, family members can only receive a certain amount of benefits.

Disability and retirement benefits for family members are 150% of the worker's benefit, so three family members could make full claims.

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