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Do I Qualify For DAC Benefits Now?

Was born with a kidney condition. Father was active duty my entire life. I am currently 35 and on SSI. I will qualify for DAC benefits due to being disabled before the age 22. Father is currently disabled through military. Do I qualify for DAC now? Also, do I qualify for any other benefits through social security or military. Thank you.

Hi. The only way that you could qualify for disabled adult child's (DAC) benefits is if your father or mother are either deceased or drawing Social Security retirement or disability (SSDI) benefits. There isn't enough information in your question for me to know if you might qualify for any other type of Social Security benefits, but the following Social Security webpage has a summary of the various types of benefits available (

My expertise is limited to Social Security benefits, so I can't tell you whether or not you might qualify for any benefits from the military or VA.

Best, Jerry

Dec 28 2022 - 4:45pm
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