If your loved one was injured or disabled permanently before the age of
22, then he or she may still be eligible for child's benefits. This
will only apply to cases where a parent is deceased or starts receiving
retirement or disability benefits. The Social Security Administration
considers that the disability benefits can be child's benefits if
they are paid on a parent's Social Security earnings records.
For example, if you are an older man who has already started collected
Social Security retirement benefits after the age of 62, and you have
a 40-year-old son who has had cerebral palsy since birth, then the son
may be able to collect the Child's benefit on his father's Social
Security record as he starts collecting those benefits. Adult children
can be either adopted or biological.
As well, there are times that the Social Security Administration will allow
for stepchildren to benefit from this arrangement, or will extend the
offer for child's benefits to grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
In all cases, the child must be unmarried in order to qualify for the
benefits and must be over 18 but have developed disability before the
age of 22.
If you believe that your child qualifies for these child's benefits
and you have not been able to secure this benefit, then you need to talk
to a SSDI attorney today. Your child will need to meet the requirements
for disability that are listed on the
Social Security Administration website and apply to adults who qualify for benefits. If you never worked and
still want your child to experience child's benefits into the future,
then you may be out of luck. According to the SSA website, no benefits
are payable on the record of a parent who never worked. Talk to an
SSDI attorney at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC if you want more information today!