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S. 2397: Helping Students SOAR with Social Security Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jul 20, 2021.

Helping Students Successfully Overcome Adversity and Rise with Social Security Act or the Helping Students SOAR with Social Security Act

This bill allows an eligible child of a retired, disabled, or deceased worker to receive applicable Social Security benefits on the worker's record until age 26 if the child is in at least half-time attendance as a student at a postsecondary school or a comprehensive transition and postsecondary program.

Under current law, a child's Social Security benefits generally terminate at age 18, although (1) a child who is a full-time elementary or secondary school student may receive benefits until age 19, and (2) a child with a disability that began before age 22 may continue receiving benefits after the age of 18.