Adults with disabilities who have never worked may be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income, as long as he or she meets the income requirements for SSI. They cannot have more than $2,000 in personal property or income (or $3,000 if married) and any monthly household income must be below a certain threshold.
Adult children with lifelong disabilities may qualify for special benefits based on their parent's earning record. These are called Disabled Child Benefits. A disabled adult 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) are deceased and have worked enough to qualify for Social Security
Disabled Child Benefits are often overlooked, but are an invaluable way to secure stable monetary and insurance benefits for adult children with lifelong disabilities.
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.