Can my spouse and children get benefits if I am approved for Social Security disability?

By / February 5, 2018 / Facts / 1,123 Comments

Dependent Benefits If you are approved for Social Security Disability on your own earnings record, your spouse and children also may be eligible to receive dependent benefits on your earnings records. Whether or not your dependents are eligible depends on their relationship to you; in some cases, on when the relationship began; and on your lifetime earnings record, which is used to calculate your Primary Insurance Amount (PIA) and your Family Maximum Benefit (FMB). The Family Maximum Benefit The Family Maximum Benefit is the amount payable to your family including the benefit paid to you, which is called your Primary...Read more

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