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Survivor benefits increase when sibling ages out?

My son collects survivor benefits which are split with his half brother who lives in another state. I was told by the social security rep that when his half-brother turned 18 he would stop receiving benefits and my son's portion of the benefits would increase.

Well my son's half brother turned 18 over a year ago and we have not seen an increase in benefits. I called social security to inquire about this but they said they couldn't release any information. Now I am confused.

Is my son entitled to increased benefits?


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