A Child Can Also Get Benefits if a Parent is Receiving SSD Benefits

A child or children whose parent is disabled can sometimes receive disability benefits. These benefits are called “auxiliary benefits” by Social Security. Several requirements must be met:

a. The disabled parent must be receiving Title 2 Social Security Disability benefits. If the parent is receiving 16 SSI benefits, there are no auxiliary benefits available. Auxiliary benefits are benefits paid to a spouse or minor child of a disabled individual.

b. You have to be able to prove that the child is the child of the disabled parent. This is usually a non-issue, but there are instances where this is disputed. For example, the father’s name is not on the child’s birth certificate.

c. The child has to be under 18 or 19 if still in high school.

Call us now at 1-866-540-0677 (toll-free) for a free consultation about Social Security disability benefits. While our office is in Bingham Farms, Michigan, our Michigan Social Security lawyers work with people in the Greater Detroit Metropolitan area, including Oakland County, Wayne County, Macomb County, Livingston County, Monroe County, Genesee County, Washtenaw County and other areas throughout Michigan. 

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