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.
|Beneficiary||% of Your Last Full Year's Salary||Minimum Monthly Benefit||Maximum Monthly Benefit|
|Spouse and Dependent Children||20% spouse|
10% each child
$300 each child
$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|