§ 151. Benefits Categorized According to the Claimant's Relationship to the Worker


The Social Security program provides two types of benefits for the worker whose own earnings have established entitlement: 1) disability benefits, available to covered workers who become severely disabled, and 2) old-age insurance (retirement) benefits, available to workers after reaching the age of 62. These benefits received directly by the worker are sometimes called primary Social Security benefits. In addition to these two types of primary benefits, the Social Security program provides for auxiliary or derivative benefits. These are benefits that are paid to children, spouses, former spouses, and parents of a covered worker under certain circumstances.


  • Related Sections:
    • Part 1
      § 150. The Different Types of Social Security Benefits - In General
      § 160. Old-Age Benefits - In General
      § 170. Disability Benefits - In General
      § 200. Benefits Based on Family Relationship - In General
    • Part 2
      § M 100. Entitlement to More Than One Benefit