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Megan C
Megan C, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Category: Social Security
Satisfied Customers: 16559
Experience:  Licensed CPA, CMA, CFE, CGMA M.Accy Also Teach Accounting courses at Master's Level
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if I receive $1570 a month when I retire and my husband receives

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if I receive $1570 a month when I retire and my husband receives $1600 a month how much will our 2 adopted sons be eligible to receive? they are 9 and 10

Megan C :

I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, and help you better understand your options.

Megan C :

How are you today?

Megan C :

The highest family benefit per wage earner is 150% of your earnings

Megan C :

So you can draw your benefit plus 50%. The child's benefit is 50% of the parent's benefit

Megan C :

Because two of you are drawing, you each can make the family maximum

Megan C :

So, one son will draw 1/2 of $1,570 and the other son will draw 1/2 of $1,600

Customer:

fine thank you. So I'm not sure I understand the I can draw my benefit of 1570 plus 50% plus my sons get the 1/2 of 1570 and 1600 and my husband gets 1600? Is that correct?

Megan C :

You draw your benefit, your son gets 1/2 of your benefit. Your husband draws $1,600 plus his benefit

Megan C :

$1,600 plus your son gets 1/2 of that

Customer:

I don't see an answer to my question

Megan C :

I'm sorry...we must be having technical difficulties

Megan C :

Can you see the response now? I will retype...

Megan C :

You draw $1,570 plus one of your sons gets 1/2 of that additionally.

Megan C :

Your husband draws $1,600 and the other son gets 1/2 of that additionally

Customer:

I don't know what's going on but I am not seeing an answer to my last question. Can you please email me the answer? [email protected] thanks

Customer:

I rated poor service because I cannot see any answers

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Marianne,

I'm sorry that you couldn't see my response. Perhaps you will be able to see it in this format.

You would draw $1,570 plus one son would get 1/2 of that amount. Your husband would draw $1,600 plus the other son would get 1/2 of that amount as well. Altogether, your family will draw $4,755

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