People who have contributed to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) should know that their children with disabilities may also receive benefits. This fact is important for families who are struggling with their finances because they are given financial assistance for their loved ones. Below are the qualifications of children who may be eligible for extended SSDI benefits:
- Disabled children whose age is no older than 18
- Children who have reached the age of 19 but are not enrolled past the twelfth grade
- Disabled children who are already adults but whose disabling condition started before they turned 22
It is important to note that children who are entitled to receive monthly SSDI benefits usually receive half of the amount received by the beneficiary every month. Children may have their benefits stopped when their condition improves or upon reaching 18 years old.
If you want to know more about how your loved one could receive SSDI benefits, working with a skilled lawyer is critical, especially if you are unaware of the application process. Call the Indiana attorneys of Hankey Marks & Crider today at (317) 634-8565 to find out how we may work for you.