Q. Does my dependant child living with my ex-wife, receiving a check from my SS account number, affect the amount of my disability benefit? And where would I find the Information at SSA?
A. You are receiving the full Disability Insurance benefit to which you are entitled based on your Social Security earnings record. The benefit paid on behalf of your dependent child is an additional benefit. The child’s benefit will continue until he or she is age 18; age 19 if still in high school.
The Social Security Administration publication describing dependent child benefits can be found at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10085.html .