Social Security Disability Benefits for Dependents

by Staff | July 13th, 2015

We know that Social Security Disability benefits are typically awarded to workers who are unable to perform their job duties due to a physical or mental illness; however, it’s important to remember that disabled workers aren’t the only ones who can receive these benefits.

Our Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that children with disabilities or the offspring of a disabled worker can also receive federal assistance from the Social Security Administration. In fact, data indicate 4.4 million children receive monthly benefits from the agency.

A press release in the Washington Times Herald explains that in order for a child to qualify for the Social Security Disability program, they must be the child of an eligible parent. If the child is an adult under age 22, they must suffer from one or more health conditions that will prevent them for working for longer than one year.

Children who are blind or disabled may also qualify for benefits from the Supplemental Security Income program, depending on their family’s income.

Our attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin realize just how complicated the laws governing benefits for the disabled can be. That’s why we encourage you to contact our legal staff if you have questions regarding Social Security Disability benefits for dependents. We can be reached by calling (800) 477-7315 anytime.

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