If you’re looking to apply for disability in Halifax, your unique case may involve other third parties, such as your children. You may be wondering, “Can my children also receive my disability benefits?” Luckily, our experienced lawyer is familiar with the ins and outs of numerous SSDI cases, and will work tirelessly to win your case for you and your family.
Who Can Receive My Benefits?
When you begin receiving disability benefits, certain members of your family may also qualify for benefits on your record. These benefits could be paid to your spouse, divorced spouse, children, disabled child, or adult child disabled before the age of 22. The process of getting your qualified family member on your benefits may involve proof of marriage, dates of prior marriages, Social Security numbers, and birth certificates.
The Maximum Amount for Families
Each eligible family member could receive a benefit of up to 50 percent of your disability benefit amount. The total depends on the amount of your benefits, and the number of family members who would also be receiving benefits on your record. There is a limit to the amount the Social Security Administration can pay your family, generally with a maximum of between 150 and 180 percent of your disability benefit.
Benefits for Your Children
If you have your children in mind when you apply for disability in Halifax, do not worry, it’s possible for your children to qualify to receive benefits on your record. A child is eligible if they are your biological child, adopted child, or stepchild. In some cases, a dependent grandchild could also qualify.
In order to receive your benefits, your child must be unmarried and be under the age of 18, 18-19 years old and a full-time student, or 18 or older and have a disability that started before the age of 22. Normally, benefits will stop when your children reach 18; however, if they are disabled or are still a full-time student at a secondary or elementary school, the benefits will continue until your child graduates, or until two months after your child turns 19, whichever comes first.
Apply for Disability in Halifax
If you’re looking to begin the application process for disability benefits in Halifax, but you’re unsure if your children or another member of your family will be included, contact Joel Cunningham today for a free case evaluation. We would be happy to help assist you through this difficult process.