In case your adult child is disable and can no longer do any significant amount of work, he or she may qualify and collect Supplement Security Income disability benefits or Social Security child benefits.
If your adult child who has a severely disability, however, your child might be eligible for disability benefits for either Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income. The sort of benefit is applicable to your young adult child depends on several circumstances such as if he or she worked before their disability, if they have an income or other financial resources, and how old he or she was when they became disabled.
Can My Adult Child Qualify for Social Security Disability Income?
In order for you adult child be eligible for SSDI benefits they must have paid taxes out of their paychecks to the Social Security Administration (SSA), it is like Social Security retirement. If your adult child never worked then they may eligible for Social Security child benefits due to their Social Security earnings history record or their parent’s earnings history record if you are a child.
- If you child became disabled for his or her 22nd birthday
- Your child is 18 years old or older
- You child is not married (please read discussion below), and
- If the parent who start receiving Social Security retirement or Social Security Disability benefits or a parent with qualifying work history credits or who dies
Also, these requirements you need to be able to prove your child have a medical condition that keeps him or her from obtaining substantial gainful activity (SAG) is what Social Security call it. However in 2016 SGA defined earnings to be $1,130 a month from working. To decide if you’re adult child can work, then SSA uses the same disability guidelines for adults who are disabled before age 22 years old is the same for a person who became disabled until adulthood.
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