Adult Children With Disabilities
If you have an adult child with disabilities, he or she is eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income just like any other disabled adult, as long as he or she meets the income requirements for SSI. That is, they can’t have more than $2,000 in personal property or income and any monthly income must be below a certain threshold. However, as long as your child is over 18, Social Security will not use the income and resources of family members in this calculation.
In addition to SSI, there may be other benefits a disabled adult child can receive from Social Security. The most common is Disabled Child Benefits. Your child doesn’t need to have worked to receive these benefits. These benefits are available when the following requirements are met:
1. The disability began prior to age 22, AND
2. The disabled adult’s parent(s) receive disability or retirement benefits, OR
3. The disabled adult’s parent(s) have died and have worked enough to qualify for Social Security
If you think your disabled child may be eligible for Social Security benefits, contact Gardberg & Kemmerly today to discuss his or her options. Gardberg & Kemmerly has been assisting Social Security claimants win their disability claims for over 30 years in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana.