Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides financial benefits to disabled children. It is also available for adults who have been disabled since childhood. In order to be eligible for SSDI benefits, you must have been disabled before the age of 22. An SSDI benefit is still considered a child’s benefit because it is paid from a parent’s Social Security earning record.
In order to receive SSDI child benefits, 2 conditions must be met:
- At least one of your parents is receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits
- At least one of your parents has passed away and worked enough to qualify for Social Security
A disability includes any medical condition that lasts at least 12 months, or that is expected to lead to death. Such a disability prevents you from keeping substantial employment. It can include severe diseases or physical impairments such as blindness or paralysis.
If you were disabled between the ages of 18 and 22 and received Social Security benefits from a parent’s earnings before turning 18, you may also qualify for SSDI child benefits for adults. These benefits continue as long as the receiving individual remains disabled. Furthermore, you don’t have to work in order to qualify for SSDI child benefits.
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