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Family Benefit Maximum

How Does The Family Maximum Work If A Disabled Child Is Getting His Own SSDI Benefits?

How does a child disabled prior to age 22 but collecting on their own work record affect the family maximum? My son, who has autism and other related health issues was able to work for a brief time. He qualified for SSDI on his work record and is currently collecting benefits. He was considered disabled prior to age 22 and at no point earned in excess of the SGA limits. If my lower earning spouse begins collecting at age 62, and I claim child in care benefits under her record, what affect does my son’s benefit have on the family maximum?

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 11:52

Could The Combined Family Help In Our Case?

RE: COMBINED Family Maximum. My wife and I are about to start collecting Social Social Security. We are 62 ..... (we can wait if it is better to do that)......we have an adult child collecting SSD and SSI ........The adult disabled child gets SSD and SSI.....My wife's SS will be little above average (about 2,220 at full retirement age) ....mine other is very low......I have seen the family maximums on for both accounts We understand that "Family Maximum" limits us, however "Combined Family Maximum" may help us?

Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 10:25

How Much Will My And My Daughter's Benefit Amounts Be?

I will be collecting social security benefits at 62. My husband will be collecting social security benefits at 62. We have an adult disabled daughter, currently receiving ssdi and ssi, disabled at birth.
Our FMB is $5677
Husbands PIA is $3243
My husbands benefit will be $2283 at 62
We want to know what are benefits will be based on my husbands record.
What will my benefit be?
What will my Daughter's benefit be?
Thank you,

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 10:37

Can You Give Me An Estimate Of Our Family Maximum Benefit And The Amount My Son And I Would Receive?

Hi Larry. My husband is about a year from retiring. We have an adult disabled child that I’ve taken care of since birth and therefore haven’t worked. My husbands benefit at full retirement age is 1,991. I understand both my son and myself are eligible for benefits based on his benefit. Could you give me an estimate of what our family maximum benefit would be and the approx amount my son and I would receive? Due to a new diagnosis for myself, and high medical bills we were not expecting, this has become very important. Thank you so much.

Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:09

Shouldn't My And My Son's Benefit Rates Be Higher?

I just purchased your software and ran some reports. In the reports, it appears that the maximum family benefits did not come out as I calculated (using the SSA formula for 2021). Specifically, my wife's PIA is $2,045. At 62, she is now applying for her retirement benefits. According to your report, I (now at 62) could apply for the child-in-care spousal benefits and my daughter, who has been disabled since birth (now at 24), could receive the disability benefits per my wife's earnings record.

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 07:42

Am I Correct About Which Benefits Would Count Toward Our Family Maximum?

I am retired {FRA) and my wife is planning to retire in a couple of months at FRA. We have an adult disabled son who receives SSDI and works part time. He receives benefits on his account and on mine. Am I correct in saying that our family maximum should include my benefit, my wife's {spousal benefit to be calculated )and only my son's benefits drawn on my account?

Sunday, May 2, 2021 - 09:25

Will Social Security Combine My Wife's And My Family Maximum Benefit Amounts?

I am a subscriber to your software, and I am trying to understand how the combined family maximum impacts the results. My PIA is $3011, and my wife's is $1097. We have two adult disabled sons (disabled at birth). My wife (age 66) started to collect her retirement benefit when she turned 66. I am planning to begin my retirement benefit at age 70. As I understand it, when I begin the benefit, my wife and two disabled sons will be each be eligible for 50% of my PIA.

Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 14:54

What Are Your Thoughts On Our Case?

In February 2016 , at age 66, I (Michael, husband) filed and suspended. At that time, my disabled daughter, Beth, had been receiving SSI benefits, and also was receiving a separate SSDI benefit, believed to be based on her record, in the amount of $ 419/month. Based on my filing and suspending, Beth was granted a benefit based on my record to replace her SSI benefit; she continued to receive the SSDI based on her record. At that time, I would have been entitled to $2500/month, and the total of Beth’s two benefits approximated that.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 11:56

Does The Combined Family Maximum End When There's No Longer A Simultaneously Entitled Child?

I get SSDI and I have three children who get benefits off of my record. My oldest is simultaneous entitled under myself and my ex husband. I have the higher earning record so she is paid off of mine. However it gave us the combined family max and each child was awarded a higher equal benefit. My oldest just turned 18 and her benefit has stopped. I was told her benefit would be rolled out to the younger two children. However this month it was not and they actually took money away from each of the younger two kids.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 08:11
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