§ 260. Benefits for the Child of an Old-Age or Disability Benefits Recipient - Entitlement


Benefits are available to the dependent children of a worker who is entitled to old-age insurance (retirement) or disability benefits if those children are under 18, or under 19 and full-time students, or age 18 and older and under a disability that began before the age of 22.

Certain categories of children must prove that they were dependent on the insured worker. For others dependency is assumed. Eligibility for these child benefits begins when the insured worker becomes entitled to old-age insurance or disability benefits.

See generally SSA, Benefits for Children; Benefits for Children with Disabilities.

  • Related Sections:
    • Part 1
      § 150. The Different Types of Social Security Benefits - In General
      § 152. The Different Types of Social Security Benefits - Benefits Categorized According to the Worker's Situation
      § 261. Benefits for the Child of an Old-Age or Disability Benefits Recipient - Amount
      § 262. Benefits for the Child of an Old-Age or Disability Benefits Recipient - Relationship to Prior or Subsequent Benefits Received by the Individual
      § 263. Benefits for the Child of an Old-Age or Disability Benefits Recipient - How Affected by Benefits Received by Others
    • Part 2
      § A 100. The Need to File an Application -- Social Security
      § A 600. Proof of Age
      § H 500. Entitlement as Younger Spouse Caring for Eligible Child
      § J 000. Entitlement as Child - In General
      § J 100. Child's Status - State Law - In General
      § J 200. Child's Status - Social Security Act Recognition of Child Who Fails to Meet State Law Tests - In General
      § J 300. Special Issues With Posthumous Child
      § J 400. Special Issues With Legally Adopted Child
      § J 500. Claims Based on Equitable Adoption of Child
      § J 700. Child Claims Involving Grandparents - In General
      § J 800. Older Child Eligible While a Full-Time Student
      § J 900. Effect of Child's Marriage
      § N 400. Older Child Claiming Social Security Because of Disability