Social Security Disability Family Member Eligibility in Jacksonville
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Which Family Members Are Eligible for SSD Benefits?
If you have been approved for Social Security Disability benefits, you may be eligible to receive additional financial assistance for your family. As someone who has worked full-time to support your loved ones, you deserve to have the peace of mind and financial security that SSD family benefits can provide. At Farah & Farah, our dedicated Jacksonville Social Security lawyers are dedicated to working on your behalf every step of the way. Let us handle the paperwork and negotiations, while you and your loved ones focus on creating a stable life.
To learn more about how we can help you get the money you and your family need, please call (904) 263-4610. You do not have to face this challenging time alone.
Can My Family Get SSD Benefits if I Qualify?
If you qualify for SSD benefits, certain family members may also be entitled to receive cash benefits under your work record. Eligible family members may include your current or divorced spouse, children, disabled children and adult children disabled before the age 22.
Requirements for each family member include:
- Must be age 62 or older, or
- Taking care of a child who is under age 16 or also disabled
If your spouse qualifies for SSA benefits under his or her own work record, but they are lower than the benefits available under your work record, the SSA may pay benefits based on your work record instead.
Your divorced spouse may qualify for benefits, even if you have remarried, based on whether the marriage lasted at least 10 years, your ex-spouse is at least age 62, he or she is unmarried and ineligible for equal or higher benefits on his or her own work record or anyone else’s.
Your children may qualify for SSD benefits under your work record if they are younger than 18 years, or age 18 or 19 and still enrolled in a K-12 school. Each qualifying child may get a monthly payment of one-half of your full disability amount.
Your child’s disability will not be a factor in whether or not he or she can receive SSD benefits until they reach the age of 18. Your child may continue to receive benefits after age 18 if his or her disability happened before turning 22 and he or she meets the disability requirements as an adult.
Getting Maximum Family Benefits
While several of your family members may qualify for disability, the Social Security Administration will only provide financial benefits up to a certain amount, which is based on the disabled person’s work record. At most, each family member may receive payments of up to 50 percent of your monthly benefits. However, the total amount a household may receive is capped at 150 to 180 of the disabled person’s monthly benefits.
In order to get the full and fair of amount of benefits you and your family need, it is in your best interests to work with a Jacksonville Social Security family member eligibility attorney.
Jacksonville SSD Lawyers Protecting Your Family’s Best Interests
At Farah & Farah, our reliable legal team has extensive experience navigating the complex details and strict deadlines of the SSD family benefits application process. We understand that timing is of the essence, so do not wait to contact us. We will make your case a priority and work tirelessly to get your family the financial support they need. Call now at (904) 263-4610.