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Disabled Adult Child Benefits

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

Will My Daughter's DAC Benefits Be Affected If She's Required To Participate In A 401(a) Retirement Plan?

Will DAC benefits be affected when a recipient is required to participate in a 401(a) retirement plan?
My child is currently receiving DAC benefits on her father's work record. Her current place of employment is requiring her to sign up for a 401(a) retirement plan where they will contribute to the plan based upon her salary. Her current salary does not equate to SGA. Is this considered countable income or a non-countable resource for purposes of her DAC benefit? Thank you!

Monday, April 4, 2022 - 17:40

If WEP Or GPO Applies To DAC Benefits, What Is The Calculation For Offset?

70 yo beneficiary on DAC and a small amount of SSI. Parent whose work record he is drawing on died. Beneficiary now eligible for state pension on same work record. I cannot find clear rules regarding whether the GPO or windfall provision applies to DAC benefits. If so, what is the calculation for offset? SSI will drop off also, correct?

Friday, February 25, 2022 - 15:53

Are There Any Limits That Could Adversely Affect My Son Later In Life?

I just started receiving social security benefits and I have a child with disabilities (now 13) (life-long disabilities) I read an article that briefly talked about "disabled child benefit" - If he qualifies at age thirteen are there limits that could affect him later in life? Are there downsides to taking this benefit? Thank you.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 11:12

Will My Son Need To Fill Out A New Application When His Father Retires?

My son received a favorable CDR in May 2021. He’s 25 and was awarded when he was 18. His dad is retiring in August. Will he have to fill out a new application? If so will they resend for all his medical records and wait for 9-12 months for a decision. Will he need to be medically awarded again or can he just fe switched to SSDi?

Monday, January 31, 2022 - 16:05

Will My Son's Eligibility For Benefits On My Record Affect His Massachusetts Health Status?

Hello, I am past my FRA of 66 .2 on 10/25/21 (born 8/25/1955). My son is 30 years old and has Down Syndrome and lives with my Ex-wife. He does not work or have any income other than his SS or SSI check, I am not sure what he receives. I am going to apply for SS retirement benefits. My son has Medicare part A and B, Humana and Mass health.(Massachusetts Health} Since he may be is eligible for benefits on my earning record will that affect his Mass Health status? Should I add my son to Section 17 of the SS application?.

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 11:43
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