Q: son receives check from father passing away. what is normal monthly amount?
A: You do not get nearly the amount of money the person paying taxes into the system would have received. I have seen checks as low as $50 and as high as $700. It really depends on how much the wage earner earned during his lifetime and how many recipients are collecting on the benefits. There is a family maximum so if there are quite a few claimants, everyone's check will be reduced so that the family maximum is not exceeded.
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