Are You and Your Family Eligible for Increased Social Security Benefits?

leather wallet sitting on the corner of a wooden table

There are several circumstance in which your Social Security benefits have the potential to increase. The first is if your ex-spouse passes away, in which case you could be entitled to increased survivor benefits. Specifically, if your ex-spouse was receiving Social Security benefits for a disability, you may be eligible to receive additional benefits each month after their passing. These benefits may apply even if you are currently collecting survivor benefits from another spouse as well.

The second qualifying circumstance is when you are currently working while collecting benefits on your spouse’s retirement. In this situation, the increase of retirement benefits would be based on your work instead of solely on your spouse’s.

The third circumstance for increased Social Security benefits is if you have a deceased adult child who contributed to at least half of your financial support before their passing. Parents’ benefits offered by the SSA look at your deceased adult child’s work history to decide what added benefits you qualify for.

When Can I Start Receiving Social Security Retirement Benefits?

You may begin receiving retirement benefits from the SSA as early as 62 years old for what is considered “early retirement.” However, it is important to note that if you decide to retire and begin receiving benefits at 62, your Social Security retirement fund will be reduced as you pull out money before what is considered full retirement age. For individuals born in 1960 and later, the full retirement age is 67 years old.

The dedicated team at Khaki Law Firm is here to help when it comes to better understanding when your family might qualify for increased Social Security benefits. Reach out to our firm to set up a meeting with one of our well-versed disability attorneys.


Click Here for a Consultation
Recent Blog Posts
Atlanta Divorce Law Group Wins Best Divorce Attorney for 2022
ALPHARETTA, Georgia – Sara Khaki, Attorney and Founding Partner of Atlanta Divorce Law Group, Happily Ever After Divorce®, announces...
Divorce Attorney Allen Russell Wins Best Attorney in 2022 Best of Buckhead
ALPHARETTA, Georgia — Atlanta Divorce Law Group announces that Divorce and Family Law Attorney and Partner Allen Russell has...
Can I Get a Divorce in Georgia if I Was Married in Another State?
It is not uncommon for couples or families to relocate throughout the years. If you were married in another...
View All Posts
N/A

Atlanta Divorce Law Group

Alpharetta Office

Atlanta Divorce Law Group
3560 Old Milton Parkway,
Alpharetta GA 30005

Buckhead Office

Atlanta Divorce Law Group

3355 Lenox Road,
Suite 750

Atlanta GA 30326

By Appointment Only
Marietta Office

Atlanta Divorce Law Group

533 Johnson Ferry Rd
Suite D-450

Marietta GA 30068

By Appointment Only
Suwanee Office

Atlanta Divorce Law Group

593 Main St,
Suite B,

Suwanee GA 30024

By Appointment Only
Alpharetta Office

Atlanta Divorce Law Group

5755 North Point Pkwy
Suite 206

Alpharetta GA 30022