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I have a tax question about survivorship social security money

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I have a tax question about survivorship social security money and working.

If a 16 year old receives $9000 per year in survivorship money can she work without losing any of those benefits? I know that a 62 year old is penalized for working. I believe if a 62 year old makes over $14,000 (or close to that) per year they can be penalized 1 dollar for every 2 dollars earned.

Does the same type of penalty apply to teenagers? If a 16 year old makes over a certain number in wages does the survivorship Social Security payment get reduced?

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Yes, the same rule applies. A person receiving survivor's benefits who works will have the benefits reduced. Social Security will deduct $1 from the benefits for every $2 that a survivor earns above $15,120.

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