There is a number of questions that arise in my practice on whether or not an individual can collect Social Security Disability benefits.  The following are some bullet points which should help in your analysis.

  1.  Children and a spouse may collect up to a maximum of 180% of your social security benefits to help support the family.  A qualified spouse or child can receive benefits for up to 50% of your benefit rate.
  2.  A spouse can receive benefits on your record if she or he is age 62 or older.  There is also an exception that if someone is caring for a biological or adopted child or stepchild under the age of 16 they can also collect.
  3. Children can usually receive benefits from your record if they are unmarried and under the age of eighteen; the ages are the age of eighteen to nineteen and a full time student up until the grade twelve and finally eighteen or older if they have had a disability that started before the age of twenty-two.

If you have any questions or comments about social security please call me at 407-315-2182 or email me at through this website.


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