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Family Benefit Maximum

Will The Family Maximum Still Be Split Evenly If The Survivors Live In Different Households?

My son will be receiving survivor benefits on his father's record because he is under the age of 18 (but over 16). My son's step-mother and step-sister will also be receiving survivor benefits on his father's same record but in a different household. Will the Family Maximum be divided among all 3 dependents, or will my son have his own Family Maximum because he is living under a different household?


Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 14:42

Will Social Security Give My Son Disabled Child's Benefits From My Record?

Hi Larry, if I may, I have a few questions.

I am married with a disabled child who was disabled before age 22. I will be electing to take early retirement this April (Birth Month) at 62. My PIA is $1,149. My reduced benefit would be $828./monthly. Auxiliary Benefits for other family members are $862./monthly, with a Family Member Benefit (FMB) of $1,724./monthly. My wife will be 60 in February and will continue to work.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 16:00

Am I Correct About How My Family's Benefits Would Be Calculated?

I plan to file for SS at age 62, this year. My estimate for early retirement is $1986/mon. Full retirement amount shows $2755. I have a disabled daughter presently 35 but disabled pretty much from birth. When I called the SS office, I was giving an approximate amount for my daughter somewhere in the $900 figure. I have read in your forum that child benefit could be based on 50% of my full retirement amount. I was expecting to hear a figure of around $1377.5 based on my full retirement. My family max is $4822. My question is; am I correct

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 14:15

Is There A Maximum Amount That Each Member Of A Couple Can Receive On Their Own Accounts?

When there are 2 saves earners in the family, is there a maximum amount each can receive when filing on their separate work account? Is there a household maximum when filing this way?


No, there's no set limit on how much a couple can receive in Social Security benefits based on their own earnings. Each member of a couple can be paid their full benefit rate no matter how high the benefit amount is.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:01

Did The Increase In My Benefit Rate Cause My Sons' Benefit Rates To Be Reduced?

I am a divorced spouse, with 2 disabled children. The children's father took early retirement in May 2018 at age 62. I am also 62.My SS started out at $1034. My boys started at $1236 and my ex started at $2101...The first payment was June 2018. The checks increased in January for cost-of-living.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 13:59

Am I Correct?

My husband's benefit is 2733 per month. His PIA is about 2297 and his family maximum about 4020. I am 66 and filing for only spousal benefits

My husband has a disabled adult son, who has been disabled since age 7.
After subtracting my husband's PIA, one would assume that his son, and I would each receive 861 per month.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:16
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