If I get a check, will other members of my family get one, too?
For SSI: The answer is simple. No.
For Social Security Disability benefits and retirement benefits, if you receive a check, any dependant children might also receive a check, and your spouse, or divorced spouse might be entitled to a check. If you die, they also might receive one. If your Social Security Disability check is for around $400, they will get very little. The larger your check, the more theirs will be.