Does A Disabled Adult Child Lose Their Benefits If Their Parent No Longer Qualifies For Benefits?

May 8 2017 - 1:21pm

Hi Larry,
I have a question regarding Disabled Adult Child Benefits... If the parent is receiving SSDI when the adult child qualifies for benefits, but then later tries to go back to work, stopping parent's benefits, does the child lose their adult child benefits? Does the parent have to be actively receiving ssdi in order for the adult child to keep their benefit?

Hi,

Yes, a disabled adult child (DAC) cannot be entitled to DAC benefits unless their parent is entitled to either Social Security retirement or disability benefits, or if their parent dies.

Best, Jerry