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Social Security Disability Benefits for Dependents

When people obtain severe disabilities that keep them out of work, they are usually not the only ones to suffer financially—their family members can suffer as well. The disability of a family's breadwinner can cause that family to lack the money they need to pay for their home, their meals, their clothing and more. Fortunately, the Social Security Disability (SSD) program not only provides financial benefits to qualified disabled individuals, but also to their dependents who meet certain requirements. Below is an overview of these family members who might be eligible for such benefits, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Children—Benefits can be extended to children who are under the age of 18 and who are unmarried. In addition to biological children, these benefits also apply to adopted children, and sometimes stepchildren or grandchildren. As an exception to the age limitation, an 18-year-old child or 19-year-old can qualify if he or she is attending high school on a full-time basis. Furthermore, an unmarried child who is 18 or older can qualify for SSD benefits under a parent if he or she has a disability that was obtained before the age of 22. In this case, the child must have a disability that meets the program's requirements for adult disabilities.

Spouses—A spouse could qualify to receive SSD payments if he or she is 62 years old or older. If, however, the spouse cares for the main program recipient's child and that child is either under age 16 or disabled, the spouse can be of any age in order to qualify.

Former Spouses—There are situations in which a former spouse can obtain SSD benefits that are based on the main program recipient's previous earnings. In order to qualify, the previous marriage must have lasted for at least 10 years, and the former spouse must be at least 62 years old and must not be currently be in another current marriage. The payments made to one's former husband or wife will not affect the amount of benefits the main recipient or his or her current spouse can receive.

Dependents who qualify for benefits under the SSD program can receive payments that equal up 50% of the main recipient's disability rate. It is important to remember, however, that the total amount that can be paid to family members is subject to certain limits.

Our skilled Loveland Social Security Disability attorneys at Busch Law Offices can assist disabled individuals who want to learn about obtaining SSD benefits for their loved ones. At our law firm, we understand the importance of making sure that your family is being properly taken care of. Contact our office so you can work with one of our experienced legal professionals!

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