Subpart D—Old-Age, Disability, Dependents' and Survivors' Insurance Benefits; Period of Disability

Authority: Secs. 202, 203(a) and (b), 205(a), 216, 223, 225, 228(a)-(e), and 702(a)(5) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 402, 403(a) and (b), 405(a), 416, 423, 425, 428(a)-(e), and 902(a)(5)).

Source: 44 FR 34481, June 15, 1979, unless otherwise noted.


§ 404.301. Introduction.

This subpart sets out what requirements you must meet to qualify for social security benefits, how your benefit amounts are figured, when your right to benefits begins and ends, and how family relationships are determined. These benefits are provided by title II of the Social Security Act. They include—

(a) For workers, old-age and disability benefits and benefit protection during periods of disability;

(b) For a worker's dependents, benefits for a worker's wife, divorced wife, husband, divorced husband, and child;

(c) For a worker's survivors, benefits for a worker's widow, widower, divorced wife, child, and parent, and a lump-sum death payment; and

(d) For uninsured persons age 72 or older, special payments.