SSD Dependent Benefits
Your Children Can Get Disability Benefits Too
Your minor children are also entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. This supplement will help you meet their needs while you are disabled from work.
But you must first qualify for benefits yourself. For help with your claim, call the social security disability firm of Martin Law at 215.587.8400.
What Are SSD Dependent Benefits?
Social Security Disability (SSD) provides a monthly check to your dependent child under age 18 if you are the biological parent, adoptive parent or dependent stepchildren. The amount is about half of your disability benefits. For example, if your benefits are $1,000 per month, your son or daughter would get about $500. However, if you have more than one child, that $500 is split among them.
- SSD dependent benefits end at age 18 (or age 19 if your child is still in high school).
If your child has a disabling condition, he or she can receive full SSD benefits.
- There is no child benefit if you are receiving SSI benefits.
Is It Hard to Get SSD Dependent Benefits?
No. If you qualify for SSD benefits, your children are automatically eligible. But you do have to notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you have minor dependents.
Benefits for Other Family Members
Spouses or divorced spouses may be entitled to disability benefits. The widow/widower, minor children or dependent parents of an SSD recipient who has died may be entitled to survivor’s benefits. Our knowledgeable team can determine if this applies.
Martin Law, based in Philadelphia, serves clients in the Philly area and statewide Pennsylvania, as well as Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland and New York. Contact us today for a FREE consultation.