Hello. I am a 43 year old widow. My children collect my late husband's social security benefits, presently. Upon filing for SS, I was told that I make too much at my teaching job to collect benefits for myself. (I was informed that the family cap for monthly payment is 3000.00. I would be eligible for the remaining 800.00 after my children were paid if I made less working). I am wondering if you can tell me the amount of earnings I could earn and still qualify for the remaining funds. Thank you!