The parent's insurance benefit rate, if only one parent is entitled to benefits, equals to 82 1/2 percent (.825) of the deceased worker's primary insurance amount.
The parent's insurance benefit rate, if two parents are entitled to benefits on the same earnings record, equals 75 percent (.75) of the deceased worker's primary insurance amount. Each parent receives this amount.
There is no actuarial reduction of benefits payable for months before you turn 65. However, your benefit payable may be less if any of the conditions below are met:
You are entitled to a retirement or disability insurance benefit that is less than the parent's insurance benefit. In this case, only the difference between the amount of the parent's insurance benefit and the other benefit is payable as your insurance benefit.
Last Revised: March, 2001
Social Security Handbook