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When is a child automatically entitled on a second earnings record?

Excerpted from "Social Security Handbook". See the up-to-date, official Social Security Handbook at ssa.gov.

736. When is a child automatically entitled on a second earnings record?

A child entitled to benefits on one earnings record is automatically entitled on a second earnings record if:

  1. The child is eligible for benefits on the second earnings record; and

  2. The child eligible for benefits on both earnings records applies for benefits on the second earnings record.

Last Revised: March, 2001


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