§ 152. The Different Types of Social Security Benefits - Benefits Categorized According to the Worker's Situation


Three different events in the worker's life can trigger Social Security benefits – retirement, disability, and death. Benefits are available to the worker and certain family members once the worker has attained 62 and meets the program's definition of retirement. Benefits are available to the worker and certain family members if the worker becomes severely disabled. And finally, benefits are available to certain surviving family members in the event of the worker's death.


  • 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