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Information for Adults Disabled Before Age 22

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!

Categories: Disability