Family Benefits and Disability

Physical and mental disabilities may prevent individuals from working and supporting themselves in a manner that is consistent with their lifestyle and needs. The disability may not only affect the individual, but also family members and dependents. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has systems in place to provide benefits to family members on the applicant’s plan.

The amount of benefits paid to family members often depends on the relationship and the amount of money that the disabled individual is eligible to receive. If you would like to know more about Social Security disability benefits and the application process, contact the Indianapolis Social Security disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 today.

Family Members and Benefits

The SSA may be able to provide benefits to:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Legally recognized partners and dependents
  • Divorced spouses
  • Disabled children

Family members may qualify for up to 50% of the disabled individual’s monthly rate. This amount may change depending on the number of family members who qualify for benefits and the amount of money the individual is qualified to receive under his or her benefits plan.

Contact an Indianapolis Social Security Disability Attorney

If you need assistance with your disability claim or if you have been wrongly denied Social Security disability benefits, contact the Indianapolis Social Security disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633.