SSDI Dependent Benefits Question

AMeadows84

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Hi - My husband was recently approved for SSDI and we are trying to find out where we find record of dependent benefits. Can anyone help me figure this out before I call SSA and wait on hold forever?

Thank you in advance!
 

Sgt zo

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Eligible dependents Will get up to 50% of what the sponsor receives. There is a family limit. Example, disabled person gets 1500.00/month 3 kids won't get 750 each they get 250.00 each.
 

tony292

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You can get either 150% or 180% for what is called the family maximum. You’ll have to call SS or go into an office and apply. I did so and mine worked out like this:

My SSDI: 2300
Kids: 575 ea x 2 = 1150
Family max = 3450

When my son turns 18, he will lose his 575 but my daughters will go up to fill in the family max. If I had ten kids the family max would still be the same and they would divide it 10 ways.
 
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