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Disabled Adult Child Benefits

Will My Daughter Automatically Start Getting CDB Benefits If Her Father Listed Her On His Application?

I have a 32 year old adult disabled daughter (who was deemed disabled before age 22) on both SSI and SSDI based on her own work record. She earned 6 credits before age 24 which qualified her to collect SSDI on her own work record in addition to collecting SSI. During the time she worked she never reached SGA (Substantial Gainful Activity). Her father just filed for retirement benefits and as a result our daughter will be entitled to Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB) off of his work record.

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Friday, September 3, 2021 - 13:35

What Amount If Any Of My Sister-In-Law's Residential Fees Might Count As Impairment Related Expenses?

My 56 YO sister-in-law is developmentally disabled and is a resident of a community specifically for the Intellectually Disabled. She is currently receiving DAC benefits. She pays a monthly "residential" fee of approximately $3700 per month. Recently with the help of her counselors, a job coach and their providing her transportation to and from work, she got a job working off campus and is quite excited. It is my understanding that if she were to exceed the SGA earnings, that she could lose her DAC benefits. If so, she will be unable to reside there any longer.

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Friday, August 20, 2021 - 19:55

Will Social Security Require Us To File Form SSA-3368 When Our Daughter Files For Disabled Adult Child's Benefits?

I have a 31year old adult disabled daughter receiving both SSI an SSDI (on her own work record). Her father will be filing for Social Security Retirement Benefits soon. When her father files for SS Retirement Benefits we can also file an application for (Child's Insurance Benefits) based on his work record. As a result she is entitled to benefits on more then one earnings record (her own and her fathers). I also know she would not collect the maximum amount on both earnings records. She would collect the higher of the two and she would also not collect SSI anymore.

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Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 12:37

Can I Apply For Child Survivor Benefits As A Disabled Adult?

Can I apply for child survival benefits if I'm an adult on ssi I been disabled at age 20 but I wasn't on ssi

Hi. You can always apply, but to eligible for disabled adult child's (DAC) benefits it would have to be determined that you became disabled according to Social Security standards prior to turning age 22. You'd also need to have a parent who is either drawing Social Security retirement or disability benefits or who is deceased and was insured for Social Security benefits.

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Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 13:10

Do Disabled Adult Child Benefits Convert To Regular Retirement Benefits When The Recipient Turns 65?

I receive Disabled Adult Child benefits. At age 65, do they 'convert' to regular retirement benefits the way SSDI benefits do?

Thank you.

Hi. No. Disabled adult child's benefits are either a survivor or auxiliary benefit based on a parent's earnings history. Social Security disability (SSDI) and retirement benefits are both based on the disabled/retired worker's own earnings history, and SSDI benefits convert to Social Security retirement benefits when the recipient reaches full retirement age (FRA).

Best, Jerry

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Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 07:28

When I Start Receiving SS Can My Son Then Get Half Of My Benefit Amount?

My son receives SSI for Down Syndrome, when I start receiving SS at age 67 my full retirement age, can my son then get half of my eligible disability payment (this would make a huge difference from $529 to $1,292)? Would we be subject to the family maximum if I receive SS at age 67 (38 yr work history), my wife receives SS at age 67 (35 yr work history) and my son receives half of my eligible disability payment (the total would be about $6,000)? Thank you so much for your response!

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Friday, April 30, 2021 - 14:19

Is What The Social Security Representative Told Me About The Amount Of My Son's Benefit Correct?

Question on this, I'm applying for my Social security now at 62, my son is disable and I have talked to several people at the office and at the 800 number and they tell me it is based off when I apply for my social security which will be age 62 and not my full 66/10. His this correct/ thanks

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 10:10

Can My Disabled Child Switch To Drawing On My Record When I Retire?

My son became disabled at age 19 and filed for benefits on my husband's Social Security, as he was also disabled. My so is an adult now and gets just a little over $800 a month between his SSDI and SSI. I will soon be retiring and I was wondering if my son could switch over to receive half of my monthly benefit. Is that a possibility? My husband is now receiving regular monthly benefits now bc he is over 65.

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Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 11:02

When My Ex-Spouse Retires Will My Daughter's DAC Payment Go Down?

Retirement, disabled adult child, divorced spouse and calculation of benefits. One of the unplanned consequences when I retired at 63.5 was that my daughter-DAC was switched from SSI to SSDI. Her benefit is a relatively robust $1350 a month vs. $750 on SSI. My ex-wife is still working and will retire in a few years. When the ex-spouse retires will the DAC payment go down because of the ex wife’s share of my SS retirement pie reduces the DAC share? Will the DAC payment go down but then perhaps up again because of payment to the DAC from the ex-wives SS retirement pie?

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Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 13:45

Is It Still Possible For Me To File For Survivor Benefits As A Disabled Adult Child At Age 36?

Hi, I have never had SGA. My social security records show that. I am 36 and was diagnosed a few years ago with autism. My doctor maintains that autism begins at birth and so I have had it all of my life. It just was undiagnosed because people did not know much about it when I was a kid, but I have always struggled with extreme anxiety and depression and insomnia.

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Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 08:06
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