Social Security Disability benefits are not limited to people who have worked. Benefits may also be paid to a spouse, children, or in some cases, an adult child.
A disabled adult child may qualify for benefits on a parent’s Social Security record, even if the child is already receiving disability benefits on their own. They may be eligible to receive benefits at a higher rate if they meet all other requirements under SSA rules.
To qualify for Social Security benefits on a parent’s earnings record, the following conditions must apply to the disabled adult child:
Additionally, the parent of the disabled adult child must be:
The SSDI definitions of disability for adults can be confusing. We encourage you to contact us for a free consultation to discuss your personal situation and whether or not it fits the SSDI guidelines.
If your adult child is disabled, he or she may also be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), based on income and asset limitations. An application can be filed online for benefits if your adult child qualifies for SSDI on his or her own earnings record. If you wish to apply for benefits under your own coverage, the application must be made at your local Social Security office.
Contact us at The Mike Morse Law Firm. Our legal team are experts in SSDI law, and can advise you on the application option that will be most beneficial to your adult child.
If the Social Security Administration has denied your initial claim for social security disability, we will handle your appeal. Our mission at The Mike Morse Law Firm is to advocate for your rights under Social Security.