Thursday, March 04, 2010

Little-Known Disabled Adult Child Benefits

In rare cases, a young adult becomes disabled before he or she has earned enough credits while working to quality for Social Security Disability benefits on his or her own.

An adult disabled before age 22 may be eligible for Disabled Adult Child (DAC) benefits if a parent is deceased or receives retirement or disability benefits from Social Security. This is called a "child's" benefit because it is paid on a parent's Social Security earnings record.

The "adult child"—including an adopted child, or, in some cases, a stepchild, grandchild, or step grandchild—must be unmarried, age 18 or older, and have a disability that started before age 22.

You can read more about DAC benefits here.

Cannon & Anderson, Attorneys
Straight Answers about Social Security Disability
2916 Tazewell Pike, Ste. F
Knoxville, TN 37918
(865) 522-9000

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