5 Ways Your Family Can Benefit From SSDIBy Kenton Koszdin on February 1, 2021 | In Blogs
Did you know that you aren’t the only one who can benefit from receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments? Social security disability insurance can help you cover a range of expenses, from the cost of medical treatment related to your disability to covering utilities like heating and electricity. When you’ve been awarded SSDI, of course, you’re the first to benefit – but you may not be the only one! There are several ways your social security disability benefits can help your immediate family members in addition to yourself.
Here are 5 ways your SSDI benefits could help your loved ones, too:
- If you have a spouse who is 62 years of age or older, they may qualify to receive a certain amount of SSDI benefits as well – so long as their Social Security benefits aren’t more than your own.
- Those with a spouse who helps care for a child under the age of 16, or a child who is disabled, may also qualify for SSDI benefits.
- Even ex-spouses can benefit from your SSDI in cases that meet specific criteria, such as the marriage that has lasted 10 years or longer, or if they don’t already receive benefits of their own.
- Your children may also qualify for SSDI benefits under your name, so long as they are unmarried, under the age of 18, or 20 years of age but still in school.
- If you have a child who is 22 years of age and disabled, they may also qualify for SSDI benefits under their own name – even if they haven’t held a position that pays into Social Security.
If you think one or more of your family members may qualify for SSDI benefits based on the criteria listed above, it’s time to reach out to an experienced Social Security disability benefits attorney like Kenton Koszdin Law Office, Social Security Attorney in Van Nuys. Contact us today at (800) 438-7734 to schedule your free and confidential consultation to find out more!