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Disabled Adult Child Benefits

Would A Letter From A Former Employer Be Considered In Deciding SGA?

My 54 YO Intellectually or Developmental (IDD) sister-in-law came to live with us in 2017, after her mother could no longer care for her. Parents (for whatever reason) never applied for any type of benefit and she has never received Gov assistance of any kind. We recently tried to qualify her for SSDI, as a (DAC) applicant.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 16:35

How Can This Be Fair?

I retired in July at age 62 and took SS $2136. My Wife (62)did not work but applied for her part of my benefits $1056. We have a Disabled since birth, Adult daughter(28) that lives in an Adult supported living home with 24/7 supervision. She was on SSI. We received a letter shortly after my Wife received her letter confirming her $1056 saying they made a mistake because my daughter was going on SSA and she was going from her SSI amount of $700 to SSA $1085.70. So now my Wife was being reduced down to $726. How can that be fair?


Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 20:25

Am I Owed More Than Social Security Is Giving Me?

I am confused. When my father started getting his social security, he asked about me getting a portion since I was disabled before age 22. They said no. When he passed away 2/2016 I got the $255 death benefit and then began getting $295 monthly which they told me is reduced since he was getting a private pension of roughly $200 and state college pension and VA benefits of roughly $800. I just read that the Windfall Elimination Provision doesn't apply to survivor benefits. I am the only person on his record that qualifies.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 16:03

Is It True That The Work My Son Did When He Was 30 Will Prevent Him From Qualifying For Disabled Adult Child Benefits?

Hi, my son is 36 and has cerebral palsy since birth. It severely affects his ability to use both arms and hands and has overall general fatigue/weakness. He also has neck and back pain documented and treated since age 10 or so. We have never applied for SS for him because he wanted to work. He had one job when he was 20-21 earning well below the SGA. When he was 30, a family friend got him a hired at an automotive plant, he tried very hard and had to have reduced hours and responsibilities but was able to work for about a year before getting hurt and eventually had to leave.

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 08:38

Am I Eligible To Receive Benefits On My Deceased Parent's Record?

Hi I am new to all the SSA business. My questions are pretaining to myself who is disabled and receive SSDI and my deceased parents. I was diagnosed in my 30s but the onset of the illness was around when I was 9 years old, its MS, Multiple Sclerosis. Because no one knew what it was, I was not treated until I was diagnosed with it. However both my parents are deceased now. They both were getting their retirement benefits. I took care of and lived with them both before they passed. Am I eligible to receive their benefits as DAC ?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:05

Can I Still Qualify For Benefits On My Father's Record Even If I've Never Known Him?

I recently got a letter in the mail saying i may be entitled to more benefits if i qualify as a disabled adult child. So i met every criteria except that my mom wasnt recieving benefits now. I live with her. However my dad may be recieving retirenent however i never known him in my life. Can i still qualufy under his pid if i never known him


Friday, January 25, 2019 - 11:48

If My Son Starts Out Drawing On My Wife's Record Can He Switch To My Record When I File For My Benefits?

My wife and I are about the same age 60. We have a son who is now age 31, was disabled before age 22 and is on SSI. My wife will have somewhat less than a max SS retirement benefit, and I will have a max SS retirement benefit. If she commences her SS retirement benefit before I do, will my son's SSDI benefit increase when I eventually commence my greater SS retirement benefit later?


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 09:49

Could I Draw Benefits Off Of My Dad's Or Mom's Record?

I'm 53 years old, I've never married and I have physically and mental disorders that prevent me from employment. I was told that I may be able to draw off of my Dad now deceased or my Mom's SS. I live with elderly Mom. It takes ALL our funds just to survive. Please help and tell me my options. If anything befall her I will basically be desitute.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:43

Is It True That I Can Never Collect Benefits Off Either Of My Parents' Records?

I am a adult age 36 on SSI perment disability, since 2009 age (27) . I want to know if I can collect on my father's retirement ,he is still alive at age 66 but retired now . SSI said because I was 27 years old when I got my SSI benefits approved that I could never collect off either of my alive parents retirement. Is this true ? I can not collect never?


Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 09:55

Will My Son Automatically Be Switched From DAC Benefits To Old Age Social Security At Age 67?

my 50 year old son gets DAC from his father, when he reaches age 67 for old age benefits will he just automatically be transferred to that status. I receive almost 1500 monthly, he gets over 800 now on his deceased father, so will he get the highest benefit at that age?


Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 07:16
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