Family Members Eligible for SSDI Benefits

Posted on March 16th, 2016 by Angela Davis-Morris

By qualifying for Social Security disability benefits, some of your family members may also be eligible for benefits. The specifics of the rules are rather intricate, so if you believe you are eligible under a parent or spouse, contact Davis-Morris Law Firm for your free consultation.

Spouses

When you are a spouse of someone on disability, it can be extremely difficult. You may also be the caregiver, depending on the disability. You may be able to qualify for dependent benefits, which are also auxiliary benefits. This is true if you are 62 or older, or if you are the caregiver of someone who is younger than 16 or a disabled child of any age.

Children

Being the child of someone with disability is a lot of pressure, especially if you are still a minor. You may qualify for dependent benefits, but this is based on factors such as age, marital status, and if you are a student or not. For example, if you are a minor and unmarried, you often will qualify for dependent benefits. For more information, contact Davis-Morris Law Firm.

Other Beneficiaries

As a person receiving benefits, your grandchildren and/or stepchildren can also receive benefits in some cases. If you are the main caregiver for the children, or the parents are disabled/deceased, the children may also qualify for dependent benefits. There are other ways that grandchildren and stepchildren may qualify, all of which can be explained with a consultation at Davis-Morris Law Firm.

If you or a loved one is on disability, more benefits may be rightfully yours or your loved ones. Here at Davis-Morris Law Firm, we offer free consultations. Contact us today!

Courtesy of: Social Security Disability Help

 

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