Children can draw benefits on your work record when you begin receiving your retirement benefits. They can receive a check if they’re under the age of eighteen. If they are still in high school at age eighteen, checks will continue until they graduate, or until they turn nineteen, whichever occurs first. Children can draw benefits up to age eighteen even if they are not in high school.

You and the kids can begin receiving checks as soon as your application goes through. If a child drawing benefits gets married, the benefits will cease. Benefits also cease on the month before the child’s eighteenth birthday unless they are still in high school or disabled.