A) See below for child benefit eligibility for Social Security.
Who can get child’s Social Security benefits?
Your child can get benefits if he or she is your
biological child, adopted child or dependent
stepchild. (In some cases, your child also
could be eligible for benefits on his or her
To get benefits, a child must have:
• A parent(s) who is disabled or retired and
entitled to Social Security benefits; or
• A parent who died after having worked long
enough in a job where he or she paid Social
The child also must be:
• Younger than age 18;
• 18-19 years old and a full-time student (no
higher than grade 12); or
• 18 or older and disabled. (The disability must
have started before age 22.