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Disabled Adult Child Benefits

If I Apply For DAC Benefits Now Will It Cause Another CDR?

I have been disabled since I was 21. My father died years ago and just found out that I may be eligible for DAC benefits. Social security never informed me of this. I got a CDR in 2019 and they approved and never have brought up applying for a DAC. If I apply now will I get another CDR because of the DAC application. I read that it will but wanted to ask you too. Thanks

Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 11:41

Do You Think That A Letter From My Childhood Doctor Would Help My Case?

I am currently recieving sis/ssdi for a neurological condition/learning disabilities. Although my onset dated was listed by SSA as later after the age of 22. the last year I worked , was the year I was 22 since my birthday was in late December the previous year. The year I was 22 My earnings were 4,856 for the whole year. 2009. so no sustained SGA , at-least not over 6 months if at all. all of my work history before there were relativly short attempts not lasting more than 6 months before ended because of my disability.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 17:44

If A DAC's Father Dies, Is He Required To Apply For Survivor Benefits Or Is It Automatic?

1. If a 26 year old DAC's father passes away, is it required that he apply for the survivor benefit or is it authomatic since he is already receiving SSI. 2. If he does begin receiving survivor benefits, will he be eligible for Medicare right away or will it be a 2 year waiting period.

Friday, February 3, 2023 - 16:19

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.

Wednesday, December 28, 2022 - 16:45

When Will My Daughter's Medicare Eligibility Start?

My daughter and I receive survivor benefits. When my daughter turned 16 in December 2020, I filed for disability for her, so that I could maintain my mother's insurance. She has significant intellectual issues. She was awarded disability in July of 2021, but I have not received an award letter. When I called to inquire about this last year, I was told she would be eligible for Medicare December of 2022.

Friday, October 14, 2022 - 11:47

Will I Be Able Collect On My Father's Record?

Hello, I am collecting SSDI based on my own record, and I receive dependent benefits for my two children. Because I became disabled at 21 and did not have many work credits, the family maximum for my record is very low; about 1.3 times my primary amount. When my father retires at 70 next year will I be able to collect on his record and have my children collect on mine? Thank you!

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 11:29

Will There Ever Be A Point That My Disabled Son Will Be Subject To Less Extensive CDRs?

Hi Larry, my son is a disabled adult child getting ready to start claiming SSDI from his dad’s record next month. My question is will there ever be a point where he will receive the short form CDR every 3 years, or will he always get the long form with the full CDR every 3 years. He’s 25 now and not due for another review for 2 more years. Thank you so much.

Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 07:14

Will There Ever Be A Time When My Son's Disabled Adult Child Benefits Are Guaranteed To Continue?

When do the CDR's (Continuing Disability Reviews) stop for a person who have DAC Benefits? My son is in his early 40's and as his parents we are wondering if there will ever be a time in his life that his DAC benefits are guaranteed to continue?
Thanks so much for your help

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 17:29

If A Person Marries And Divorces While Receiving DAC Benefits On One Parent's Account, Could They File For DAC Benefits On Another Parent's Record?

Hi Mr Larry.

I am the only survivor of my deceased parents. I am their daughter. I currently receive SSI Disability. I am not married. If a person married , and divorced while receiving DAC and Social Security Benefits on one parent's record , can the unmarried person file for the same thing on the other deceased parent's record as long as the Disabled Adult Child is unmarried ?

Thank you , Mr Larry

Friday, June 17, 2022 - 21:27
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