Is A Family Breadwinner Disabled?
A disability doesn’t just affect a single person. It affects the whole family, particularly when the person who becomes disabled provides for his or her family. Fortunately, family members of disabled people who cannot work may be eligible to receive family benefits.
Family benefits are paid in addition to SSDI benefits to the disabled person.
Who Is Eligible For SSDI Benefits For Family Members?
Eligibility requirements for family disability benefits can be confusing. Spouses, children, and in some cases, ex-spouses and dependent parents may be able to receive 50 percent of the disabled person’s SSDI benefit. How long your child can receive benefits will depend on whether your child is also disabled.
Questions About Family Benefits Or Been Denied? Give Us A Call For A Free Consultation.
At Shawn Taylor, PLLC, we are an experienced Social Security law firm who has helped thousands of individuals and families receive the benefits they need to pay for living expenses and medical care. Shawn Taylor oversees every case, and he is the lawyer who will argue on your behalf with the Social Security Administration — you will not have a less experienced junior attorney arguing your case. A former municipal judge and assistant attorney general who now focuses exclusively on Social Security law, he is uniquely suited to handle SSDI and SSI claims.
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