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Are Social Security Survivor benefits taxable income?

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Sometimes Social Security benefits are taxable. It is dependent upon the amounts of any other income a person may receive. Survivior benefits are different than Regular or Disability payments, especially as the one receiving the money is frequently different than the child it is for. In general terms, 1/2 of it is taxable. Some additional bookkeeping needs to be done. The person who has the legal right to receive the benefits must determine whether the benefits are taxable. For example, if you and your child receive benefits, but the check for your child is made out in your name, you must use only your part of the benefits to see whether any benefits are taxable to you. One half of the part that belongs to your child must be added to your child's other income to see whether any of those benefits are taxable to the child.

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