Monthly Dependent-Based Survivor Benefits - Benefit Amounts

Dependent-based survivor benefit payments are calculated as a percentage of your last full year of salary, with minimum and maximum limits as shown in the table below.

Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) are not given on these benefits.

Dependent-Based Benefit Amounts
Beneficiary % of Your Last Full Year's Salary Minimum Monthly Benefit Maximum Monthly Benefit
Spouse20%$575$860
Spouse and Dependent Children 20% spouse
10% each child
$575 spouse
$300 each child
$860 spouse
$430 each child up to $2,160 total for all eligible survivors
Dependent Children Only 16-2/3% each child $500 each child $720 per child up to $2,160 total for all eligible survivors
Dependent Parents 16-2/3% each parent $500 each parent $720 each parent up to $1,440

Other types of Survivor/Death Benefits include:

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