If you are disabled and entitled to Social Security Disability – also called Disability Insurance Benefits, your minor children may also be able to get benefits from Social Security.
These benefits are called “auxiliary benefits.”
Here is what you MUST KNOW to make sure your kids get the benefits they are entitled to due to your disability:
- Auxiliary benefits are only available if the disabled parent (disabled mother or disabled father) is receiving Disability Insurance benefits. There are no auxiliary benefits when the disable parent is receiving Social Security Title 16 – Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
- Your child has to be dependent on you.
- Your child has to be unmarried.
- Your child has to be either
- under 18 years old
- under 19 years old and a full-time student.
- 18 years old or older and disabled.
Other than the parent being disabled, what else do you need to receive children’s benefits?
For more information, take a look at 20 CFR 404.350 “Who is entitled to children’s benefits.”