Anytime an adult is left unable to work due to age or their health, it can have serious effects on their families as well. This is especially true if the adult who is unable to work has children with disabilities. The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain there may be assistance available for those left in such a predicament though.
The Social Security Administration allows for any adult who is disabled before the age of 22-years-old to collect a child’s benefit if a parent dies or begins collecting benefits due to retirement or disability. Such benefits are available as long as the individual collecting Social Security is the legal guardian of the recipient, and if the recipient is older than 18-years-old, unmarried, and was disabled before the age of 22-years-old.
In order to collect benefits, the child is not required to have ever worked in the past because the benefits are based off of the parent’s work history; however, in order to receive a Child’s Social Security Benefit, the recipient must not bring in earnings of more than $1,040 per month.
An individual who receives a child’s benefit may also qualify for other programs, such as Supplemental Security Income or Medicare. That is why the law firm’s team of attorneys suggest anyone considering applying for benefits for themselves or their families discuss their legal options with a reputable attorney to ensure they receive every benefit they deserve.