A disabled adult child is someone who is eligible to receive disability benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program based on the earnings record of a parent instead of their own. Sacket and Associates has been the disabled adult child lawyer Northern California residents have relied upon for more than 40 years.
Eligibility for benefits through the SSDI program requires you to have an earnings record from jobs or through self-employment with the income subject to payment of Social Security taxes. A disabled child may be eligible for benefits through the earnings record of a parent, but the benefits would end when the child becomes 18 years old.
Special provision is made for a disabled adult child who meets the following conditions:
If the person meets these qualification requirements and has a medical condition meeting the definition of “disabled” used by Social Security, they may qualify for SSDI benefits as a disabled adult child. A Sackett Law disabled adult child lawyer has the experience and knowledge of the regulations and procedures to effortlessly guide you through the application process and, if necessary, to assist with the appeal process to challenge an adverse determination.
Disabled adult children who qualify for SSDI benefits through their parent’s work record will continue to receive them for as long as they are disabled. Social Security periodically reviews disability claims to determine whether a person continues to be disabled.
Although a person receiving benefits as a disabled adult child is not required to live with the parent under whose record of earnings they qualify for benefits, marriage can disqualify the person from receiving future benefits. If you are considering getting married, get advice from a DAC lawyer to learn about options that may be available. For example, marrying someone who also receives SSDI benefits may not jeopardize your benefits.
Sackett and Associates has been helping to resolve Social Security disability issues faced by people throughout Northern California for decades. If you need assistance with an application or appeal of a claim for a disabled adult, speak with a disabled adult child lawyer at Sackett Law today.