Thanks for the info. Do you know if SS pays for out of wedlock dependents? I wouldn't think that it would, but what the government does and what I would expect often don't coincide.
They do pay for dependants, but based on the identified parent’s income.
If you max out your SS payments each year, your identified dependants can collect about $3,200 between them.
If the income of your identified parent is less, you get less.