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Disabled Adult Child Benefits

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.

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).

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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!

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

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.

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?

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.

Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 08:06

Will My Disabled Son Be Eligible For Disabled Child's Benefits If He's Married?

Hi. My question is I have a 26 year old son that lives in California and has been married for 3 years. He's been receiving disability since the age of 5 years old and is receiving SSI as well. I've just been approved for SSI and disability due to my disability. My case worker told me I'm now approved for SSI benefits claim that I had with them but she is telling me that my son have to apply for CDB. Will they take benefits from my check for him or will he be entitled to my benefits at all because he's married? Thanks.


Friday, January 22, 2021 - 08:27

Will I Be Able To Get DAC Benefits Once I'm Divorced?

Hi, I have been disabled since birth. My father unexpectedly passed away in 2019 and my mother gets Widower's Benefits. I was married in 2008, but I am now in the process of getting divorced and it should be finalized within a month to 3 months. I have been separated from my ex-husband & in separate homes since May 2018.

Once my mom found out that I filed for divorce, she said that I needed to apply for DAC benefits after my divorce is final because she was told that I will qualify for DAC Benefits once my divorce is finalized due to being disabled since birth..

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 12:05
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