If you are suffering from a disability, you know that it can change your life – and not only your own life, but the lives of your family members as well. It can be extremely difficult and stressful to find yourself in a situation where you are no longer able to enjoy many of the day-to-day activities with your loved ones as you did before, not to mention worrying about continuing to provide for your family. If you find yourself in this situation, you may be wondering if you can receive Social Security Disability benefits for your children as well.
As you consider how much Social Security Disability might pay per child, here are a few things that may be helpful to remember:
Understand The Basic Conditions For Children To Receive Benefits:
In some situations, children can receive SSDI benefits. Typically, to do so, the children must be:
- Under the age of 18 years old. There are two exceptions to that rule – one, if the child is also disabled, and became disabled before the age of 22; or if the child is still enrolled in a full-time high school program, through the age of 19 years old.
- Not married.
If your children meet these criteria, they may be eligible for benefits.
Gather Necessary Information To Apply:
As with any application process, you’ll need certain important information to complete your application:
- Your children’s names, birthdays, and Social Security numbers;
- Your personal information including your Social Security number;
- Your children’s birth certificates;
- Other important information, depending upon your circumstances.
Everyone’s circumstances are different. Talking to an attorney who knows and understands Social Security law regarding what information you might need for your claim specifically is always advised.
Calculate how much your child(ren) could receive:
Usually, the benefits that are paid per child will be directly dependent upon how much the child’s parent receives. Generally, a child will receive up to 50% of the total SSDI benefit amount that a parent receives. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that there is a maximum benefit amount per family. Usually, that amount is around 150-180% of the total amount of SSDI benefits awarded to the disabled individual. Speaking with your attorney about your particular case and what benefits might be available will be essential.
Being disabled is difficult, even in the best of circumstances. Certainly, with children, it can be even more so. That’s why it’s important to have a legal team on your side who can help you pursue the benefits you deserve – for yourself, and for the children you love.
Here For You
If you are disabled, your focus should be on healing, receiving the medical treatment you need, spending time with those you love, and working on moving forward to a better and brighter chapter ahead. You don’t need the stress of worrying about whether you’ll be able to continue to pay for your bills or provide for your family. You don’t need the anxiety that can come with trying to navigate a complex legal maze alone. That’s why our talented legal team at The Clauson Law Firm is here to help. We’ll help you pursue the benefits you deserve with the blend of knowledge and experience you need, and we’re ready to get started.
Francis Babet loves pursuing excellence through writing and has a passion for Legal. He currently writes for The law Firm, a USA Based Law Firm that provides SSD, SSI, SSDI, Personal Injury, and Drugs and Devices. His work has been published on various sites related to Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income and more.