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Frequently Asked Questions Retirement

How do I provide a survivor benefit for my child?

You do not have to do anything. Benefits to eligible children are automatically provided by law.

To be eligible, a child must be unmarried, under age 18, and dependent on you. To continue to be eligible for benefits after age 18, a child must be unmarried and a full-time student or incapable of self-support due to a disability which onset before age 18.

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