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SSDI Benefits For Family Members

When you start receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, certain members of your family may also qualify for benefits on your record. Family members may be eligible for a monthly benefit of up to 50 percent of your disability benefit rate.

Eligibility and the amount of benefits available depend on a number of factors, including your earnings history, the age of your dependents and whether or not any of your dependents are disabled and when their disabilities began.

At my law firm, I can help you understand whether a family member may be eligible for benefits. I can also help you and your family apply for benefits for family members or appeal claims for benefits that have been denied.

Depending on your situation, benefits may be paid to a:

  • Husband or wife
  • Ex-husband or ex-wife
  • Widow or widower
  • Minor child under age 18 (or age 19 if still a full-time high school student)
  • Child with a disability who became disabled before age 22

Children With Disabilities

If you have a child with a disability, you were a wage earner in the past and are now collecting Social Security benefits — whether those are SSDI benefits or retirement benefits — your disabled child may be eligible for benefits as well. In certain situations, your child may continue to receive those benefits for the rest of his or her life.

For parents, worry over a child's well-being can be heartbreaking and very stressful. Knowing that there may be financial benefits for a child with a disability brings peace of mind. Parents can feel more at ease knowing that the child will have necessary resources, even after the parent is gone.

When you meet with a representative The Disability Law Office of Jeffrey S. Lichtman, LLC, for a free initial consultation, we can determine the benefits to which you or your family members may be entitled. We will discuss your situation, looking for additional benefits and ways to make your life easier. Obtaining auxiliary SSDI benefits for your eligible family members is just one of the ways we aim to support you and the people you care about.

Contact The Disability Law Office Of Jeffrey S. Lichtman, LLC, For A Free Consultation

Your family may be entitled to SSDI benefits or survivor benefits, depending on the situation. Whether you are making an initial application for benefits or your claim has been denied, I can assist you. You pay no fees unless my team secures or reinstates your SSDI or SSI benefits. Contact the firm today for a free consultation with a lawyer. Call 215-268-7274 or toll free at 800-346-7600.