Can an Adult Child of a Parent Getting Disability Benefits also Receive Financial Help?
Social Security Disability has a form of benefits for adults with disabilities whose parents have paid enough into the system to qualify for Social Security benefits.
They call these “disabled adult child” benefits.
This is for you—or a loved one—if the medical impairment in question began no later than early adulthood.
Because of your health problems starting from a young age, you’ve likely been unable to work and pay into Social Security. So Social Security gives you a chance to receive financial assistance based on your parent’s Social Security record.
These are the basic qualifications:
- You’re over 18.
- You have a disability that qualifies for benefits (meaning you can’t work).
- Your qualifying medical condition began before you turned 22.
- You’re not married.
- At least one of your parents paid enough into the system to qualify.
The parent whose Social Security record qualifies you for benefits must be receiving disability benefits themselves or receiving Social Security retirement benefits, or they are deceased.
This can be confusing.
But you don’t have to figure it out on your own.
The New Orleans disability lawyers at Empower Disability can take over the job of filing for—and, if needed, fighting for—your benefits.
Benefits like these, including monthly checks, can increase your sense of peace and independence.
The Empower Disability attorneys are focused entirely on helping real people, people like you, reach better financial stability.
Give us a call.