I was approved for SSDI and should receive my first check in July. I got letters from SS stating that my 3 children would receive $254 each. I will be getting $1,529 per month. My question is shouldn't my wife be getting a check too? My kids' ages are 17, 17 and 8. I thought that my wife got HALF of my check and my kids got 1/3 of 1/2 of my check. A buddy of mine told me that my wife and kids COMBINED receive 1/2 of my check. I'm going to call SS tomorrow but I was just curious if someone knew which formula SS used. Thank you.