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Disabled Adult Child Benefits

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

Can I Draw On My Mother's Record If I'm Already Drawing Benefits On My Father's Record?

I collect SSDI and Disabled Adult Child benefits under my deceased father's work record. Can I draw on my mother's record. Can they combine the two.

Hi. If your mother is deceased or drawing Social Security retirement or disability benefits then you may be able to qualify for disabled adult child's (DAC) benefits on her account. However, you could only be paid on whichever record yields the higher benefit rate, not both.

Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 16:23

Will My Daughter Still Be Able To Receive CDB Benefits On My Account If She Doesn't Qualify On Her Mother's Account?

In 2016, my daughter qualified for child disability benefits under my (father's) work record and still receives them. She also receives SSDI under her limited work record. In 2020, SSA required my daughter to apply for child disability benefits under my wife's record; I believe they did this so that she could technically qualify under my wife's record. My daughter's initial application and Request for Reconsideration were denied on the ground that she was not disabled. We are pursuing an ALJ hearing.

Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 11:15
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