Indianapolis Child SSDI Benefits Lawyers

The Social Security Administration typically awards Social Security disability insurance, or SSDI, to individuals who become disabled after working and earning a sufficient amount of work credit. However, adults who develop their disabling condition before the age of 22 may have never had the chance to earn enough work credits for SSDI. In situations such as this, adults disabled before age 22 may be able to secure SSDI through their parents’ qualifications.

Disabilities that begin in childhood can prevent a person from ever working and earning an income to support his or herself. Fortunately, in this situation there are other options available. If you acquire a disability prior to reaching the age of 22, you may be eligible for special benefits. A dedicated Indianapolis child SSDI benefits attorney can help you determine if you are eligible for SSDI through a parent. For more information about how we can serve you, contact the Hankey Law Office, P.C., today at 317-634-8565.

Who Qualifies for Child SSDI Benefits?

The Social Security Administration sometimes refers to SSDI benefits as “child” benefits even though this type of disability payment is only awarded to adults. This is because some adults who receive SSDI benefits do so through their parents’ work records. To be eligible for these “child” SSDI benefits, an individual must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a disability that began before the age of 22
  • Have a parent who is retired or disabled and drawing Social Security benefits or a parent who has passed away after accruing a specific amount of work credits

Additionally, there are other, less common situations that may entitle an adult “child” to SSDI benefits through their parents. Thus, if you are unsure of your rights or disability eligibility, you should talk to a lawyer today.

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The financial responsibilities that come with being an adult can be overwhelming for someone who has been disabled since childhood. However, people facing situations such as this may be entitled to their parents’ SSDI benefits through the Social Security Administration. To discuss your case with an experienced Indianapolis child SSDI benefits lawyer, contact the Hankey Law Office, P.C., at 317-634-8565.