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Disabled Adult Child Benefits

Is My Mentally Disabled Brother-In-Law Entitled To Collect Some Of His Father's SS Money?

My brother in law is mentally disabled, he gets a $712.00 per month . He's father is deceased now, took care of him all of his life. Is he ( the son) entitled to collect some of his father's SS money? The $712.00 isn't enough for him to find housing to live.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 15:29

Is It True That I May Be Able To Get My Mom's Social Security?

i was in a car wreck at age 19 . i was diagnosed with a brain injury and was declared disable . couldn't walk or talk. my mom applied for a medicaid waiver program that i was accepted in. she died when I was 20. I am now 22 and in one of their housing programs . I only get ssi $700 A MONTH . i WAS TOLD I MAY BE ABLE TO GET MY MOMS S.S. Is that true?
.because if i moved out on my own i cant do it with only $700 a month.


I'm sorry for your loss.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 14:41

Is It Possible That I Could Still Qualify For Survivor Benefits From My Father's Record?

I read , that even though I I am over the age of 18. It has already drawn. To that page as my deceased fathers survivor benefits. Now that I am disabled through blindness and do not have enough work credits. I could possibly still draw from his. Social Security off survivor benefits, is this true?


Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 13:05

Do You Think That I Could Qualify For Disability Benefits From My Step-Father's Record?

As a child, my mother received Social Security benefits after my step father died when I was 11 years old. I had been molested by this man from the time I was 3 years until his death. Although I never applied for any disability benefits or even SSI until my late 50s, I believe my disability began as a child as a direct result of the years of molestation. I began using drugs at age 12 and have continued to use throughout my life. I was first sentenced to prison at age 17 on a drug charge, and have gone to prison 5 times throughout my life.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 10:06

If My Daughter Gets Married And Divorced, Would She Be Able To Get DAC Benefits Again?

I'm using your software to figure out different scenarios with our DAC. She receives SSIMedicaid and I would like to get her on DAC benefits based on my record (I'm 62) This would make it easier to plan for her future in the sense of receiving/owning financial assets. However is she would get married the DAC benefits could be taken away and any assets would prevent her from receiving SSI again. This could happen as she is prone to make "bad" decisions. After a divorce would she be able to get the DAC benefits again?


Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 18:11

Is There Any Way That My Daughter Could Be Eligible To Receive Assistance?

My husband and I have an adult child who is 22 years old. She has had a very rare debilitating illness since she was 10 or 11 years old. She has been misdiagnosed for 11+ years. She finally received an accurate diagnosis July 19, 2019. Although she has attempted to attend college and work many times, since graduating from high school, she is unable to sustain either because of her debilitating symptoms. I am 63 years old and my husband is 62. My husband works full-time. I work part-time so that I may be available to care for our adult daughter as needed.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 17:01

Can A DAC Opt For The Higher Of SSI Or Half Of Their Father's Disablity Benefit?

For a DAC from birth (Down Syndrome) who started receiving SSI at age 18, can they opt for the higher of SSI or half of the father's disability benefit (still working - 35 yrs paying into SS)? This will not effect the current Medicaid Waiver program? Also, will not effect the ability to receive 75% of the Mother of Father's FRA SS upon the parents passing? Nor will it effect the Mother of Father's ability to collect SS upon reaching FRA?


Monday, October 21, 2019 - 12:17

Does My Son Have To Apply For Benefits On My Record When I Apply?

my wife retired 4 years ago and our son who is autistic got SSI thru my wife Social Security. I want to retire next year and social security worker says that when I retire my sons SSI will be terminated. My income was higher than my wife so I would get more benefits. My son will get more Social Security benefit so they said they would terminate his SSI. Does he have to apply or is it voluntary


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 22:06

Is There An Asset Limit For DAC/RSDI Beneficiaries?

I am a Disabled Adult Child switched from SSI a few months ago, drawing off my retired father's work record. I am deaf with low vision. I have difficulty understanding rules regarding RSDI benefits.

1. I need to be sure there are no asset limits for DAC/RSDI beneficiaries. Here are some example assets: Owning a house, savings, contributions from family and/or friends, inheritances from parents when they pass away, etc. Note: I am dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare, but have not yet renewed Medicaid at this point.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 17:22

Am I Eligible For Benefits From My Father's Record?

My father worked for the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, when I was nine years old we went to Niagara Falls. On the return trip we were in the switching station, our engine had to release itself to let another train go by. The train was in the process of rehooking itself to our train. It approached our train at 30 miles an hour, I fell back across the seat in the men's room. The railroad said they were not liable for my injury, because we were traveling on my father's pass. Not a ticket, I found out in 2009 when I had a CT of my lungs it showed an old fracture at C2 in my neck.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 17:56
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