If you’re eligible to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, your family members, dependents, and current and former spouses may be qualified to receive SSD dependent benefits. At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we know the SSA’s eligibility requirements, and we can help your dependents and family members get the benefits they’re owed.
Our national Social Security Disability attorneys have helped thousands of clients with their SSD claims, and we want to help your family too. With attorneys across the United States, you’re never too far to get our help with your SSD claim or appeal. Just dial (800) 477-7315 or fill out a free online form to get in touch with our 24/7 legal staff today.
SSD Dependent Benefits for Your Family
In addition to providing compensation for disabled workers, SSD can also provide up to 50 percent of recipients’ disability benefits to eligible family members and dependents, including:
- Child Benefits
Your child or dependent grandchild may be eligible for SSD benefits in addition to the benefits you receive if he or she is unmarried and:
- Under age 18; or
- Age 18-19 and a full-time high school or secondary school student; or
- 18 or older with a disability that begins before age 22.
- Death Benefits
If you’re a surviving family member of a worker with an uninterrupted work history of at least 10 years, you may be eligible for SSD death payments. The SSA bases these payments on the amount of Social Security retirement benefits owed to your loved one at his or her time of death.
- Spousal Benefits
You may be eligible to receive SSD spousal benefits if you’re:
- A surviving spouse aged 62 or above
- Caring for a disabled child or a child under age 16
- Divorced, currently unmarried, and age 62 or above with a previous marriage of at least 10 years to someone eligible for SSD benefits
SSD Benefits for Disabled Children
If your child is under 18 years old and disabled, he or she may be eligible for dependent benefits only if you receive SSD benefits. However, the SSA will not factor his or her disability into the total amount of dependent benefits your family receives.
Young adults ages 18 and up may be eligible to receive their own SSD benefits if they are considered disabled by the SSA and their disabilities begin before age 22.
We’re Here for Your Family
If you have questions about getting SSD benefits for your family, Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin can help answer them. Your initial case consultation is always free. Take the first step toward getting benefits and contact us today.