Family members who can receive disability benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries should know that some of their family members may also qualify to receive benefits from the program. Below are the family members who may be eligible for SSDI benefits.

  • Spouse whose age is 62 years old or older
  • SSDI beneficiary’s spouse, regardless of age, who is taking care of the beneficiary’s child 16 or below, or a child with a disability
  • Beneficiary’s child who is below 18 years of age and unmarried, or who has a disability
  • Beneficiary’s adopted child or stepchild who is under 18 years of age and unmarried, or who has a disability
  • Beneficiary’s child who is already 19 years old but still studying in high school

SSDI beneficiaries should understand that even after 18 years old their child may still qualify for benefits if they become disabled before reaching the age of 22.

Understanding your SSDI benefits is important for you to maximize the program to better sustain the needs of your loved ones. However, if you want to know if your family member is eligible for benefits in Indiana, speak with a Hankey Law Office attorney today by calling (800) 520-3633.