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Children's Benefits Under Social Security

How to Apply

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To apply for benefits for a child, you will need the child's birth certificate and the retired, disabled, or deceased worker's Social Security number.

Other documents may be required, depending on the type of benefit. See the section at this site on the particular Social Security benefit to learn more about the application process.

To get more information about children's benefits, contact Social Security. Call 800.772.1213 toll free business days between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. or stop by any Social Security office. offsite link a site for children at Social Security. In addition to having pages of interest to children, there is a lot of information about children's benefits directed at parents and teachers.

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