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My husband passed away approx. 7 years ago. my daughter is

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my husband passed away approx. 7 years ago. my daughter is allowed to collect ss on her fathers ss. She is severely handicapped. I am drawing on his social security as well. How is this possible?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

family survivor benefits are available for a surviving parent and children. If your child is under 16, you are eligible for a survivor benefit of 75% of a full widow's benefit. Your child is eligible for her own 75% benefit as well. The total family survivor benefit is limited to 150% of the deceased's full retirement benefit.

Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

I hope that clarifies your benefits and the amount you collect, each and in total.

SSA offers a web page that covers the subject in more detail. The link is; https://www.ssa.gov/planners/survivors/ifyou5.html

Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

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