Will my niece still receive benefits if she drops out of school at the age of 16?
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Mr. Pont is correct but also remember that for someone receiving benefits not based on disability, who is under retirement age, it is possible that their benefits could be reduced based on their earnings. The numbers are fairly high, $18,240 for the year in 2020, but if she is working, you need to keep this in mind
Confirm this with the SSA but I believe that the rule says benefits are paid until age 18 or, if still in high school, until age 19. Thus dropping out should not affect the benefits. Still a very bad idea though.
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