If You Get Disability, Your Family Can Get Benefits Too
Many people who receive Social Security disability benefits are not aware that some of their family members may be eligible for benefits as well. The fact is that some members of your family may be eligible to receive up to 50 percent of your disability benefit amount on your record.
Those family members who may be eligible include your spouse, divorced spouse, children, disabled children and adult children who became disabled before the age of 22 years. The amount of benefits that can be paid depends upon the number of family members who qualify. However, it’s important to understand that the amount of your own benefits will not be affected. Your family members will receive these benefits in addition to the money you receive.
There are a variety of qualifications that your family members must meet to be eligible for these benefits. To learn the details about this, you’ll need to visit the official Social Security website.
Find Out if You’re Eligible for Social Security Disability
If you are unable to work due to an injury or medical condition, you might be eligible for Social Security Disability. Eligible conditions include back injuries, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, vision or hearing loss and certain mental illnesses. You can find out if you qualify for disability by visiting the official Social Security website.
Morrow, Gates and Morrow can help with Social Security benefits.
If you have been denied Social Security benefits or are unsure if you qualify for SSDI, the attorneys at Morrow, Gates and Morrow can help. Our team is knowledgeable and experienced in every aspect of SSDI and can help to enforce your rights in any type of Social Security case.
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