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Who is entitled to child's insurance benefits?
A child is entitled to child's insurance benefits on the Social Security record of a parent if the following conditions are met:
An application for child's insurance benefits is filed;
The child is not married;
The child meets any of the following conditions:
Is under age 18;
Is age 18-19 and a full-time elementary or secondary school student; or
Is age 18 or older and under a disability (which must have begun before age 22) (see §517); and
The parent meets any of the following conditions:
Is entitled to disability insurance benefits;
Is entitled to retirement insurance benefits;
Died and was either fully or currently insured at the time of death.
Last Revised: Feb. 6, 2003
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- When A Child Must Be Dependent Upon Insured Parent
- When is a surviving divorced parent entitled to father's or mother's insurance benefits?
- When is a widow(er) entitled to father's or mother's insurance benefits?
- When do father's or mother's insurance benefits end?
- When is a spouse entitled to spouse's insurance benefits on the worker's Social Security record?
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- Termination of Child's Insurance Benefits
- When do spouse's and divorced spouse's insurance benefits end?
- When do child's insurance benefits end?
- Amount of Child's Insurance Benefit
- Social Security Benefits Payable
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