When you’re on Social Security disability income, you may feel that your options are limited – especially when it comes to supporting your dependents. To live a comfortable life, it is essential that you get these benefits for your dependents, and your SSDI Lawyer Maryland can help you get them.
The Social Security Administration is not going to just give them to you. You have to apply for them. The Social Security Administration provides ways for your dependents to receive benefits from your record. This includes your children – disabled or not – and your spouse.
If you’re in a situation where you need to figure out a way for your dependents to receive benefits, you’re in the right place. This is how you can apply for benefits for your children, benefits for the disabled child, and benefits for your spouse.
Benefits for Your Children
If you have dependent children in your household, this is the page you need to visit. In it, you’ll discover that the Social Security Administration requires that your child be under the age of 18, or be 18 to 19 years old and a full-time student (the child cannot be in a higher grade than grade 12), or must be 18 years or older and has a disability that began before your child’s 22nd birthday.
Benefits for a Disabled Child
If you have a disabled child under the age of 18, the Social Security Administration does not consider their disability in their decision to provide you with benefits. Under normal circumstances, benefits for the child and upon the commencement of the child’s 18th birthday.
However, if your dependent child is over the age of 18 and disabled according to the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability for adults and the disability began before your child’s 22nd birthday, your dependent child may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits based on your Social Security earnings record. The page you need to visit can be found here.
Benefits for Your Spouse
There are different stipulations for providing benefits for your spouse based on your Social Security earnings record. Benefits become payable to your spouse as soon as your spouse reaches the age of 62 – unless your spouse collects a higher Social Security disability benefit based on their Social Security earnings record. Visit this page here for more information.
The other condition is not age-dependent. Benefits become payable to your spouse at any age if your spouse cares for your child and your child is under the age of 16 when your spouse provides these caregiving services.
For more information on how you can apply for benefits for your dependents, your local SSDI Law Firm Maryland is ready to answer all of your questions.
- Phone: 877-978-3136
- FAX: (410) 752-0465
- Email: info@LondonDisability.com