Family Benefit Maximum

Why Is My Spousal Benefit So Low?

My husband (75) and I (70) have been married for almost three years. My husband has an adult (43) disabled son who lives in a group home for one. All of his expenses are paid by the state...house payment, food, etc.. I applied to receive spousal benefits on my husband's social security and was told that because of ....69 F3d 614 Parisi ll Cooney v. S Chater....that it would only increase my SS by $46 a month. We do not begrudge his son receiving any monies from my husband's SS.

Did the Family Benefit Maximum Decline This year?

Is there a maximum monthly benefit amount? Was this maximum reduced in 2016? I was told by a social security representative that my benefit was reduced by $300.00 yr. in 2016, since the maximum monthly payout was reduced this year. I am waiting, struggling to collect my benefits until 70, and never expected to receive less benefits by enduring this struggle. I am not wealthy and social security is all I will have to retire.
Is this true?

best, Bob

Dear Bob,