Benefits for Family Members

Dependent Family Members and SSD Benefits

Family members benefit from you being able to work and earn a regular income. By the same token, when you can't work because of a disabling medical condition, your family suffers financially.

Fortunately, if you are eligible to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, your dependents may qualify for benefits too. In fact, the monthly payment for one of these eligible family members could be equal to as much as half of what you receive for your disability.

This can make a huge difference.

And at Midwest Disability — you'll find the guidance and effective legal representation you need to obtain disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) as the family member of a disabled individual.

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Family members who may qualify for SSD benefits based on your work history include:

  • A spouse, aged 62 or older
  • A spouse (any age) who is caring for a child of yours younger than age 16 or who is disabled
  • Unmarried minor children, including adopted children, and in some cases, stepchildren or grandchildren too (18-year-olds can qualify if attending an elementary or secondary school full-time)
  • Unmarried and disabled adult children who became disabled before the age of 22
  • A former spouse who was married to you for at least 10 years, is not currently married and is at least age 62

Successful attorneys who care — Midwest Disability works for you.

Midwest Disability focuses on disability claims. Working together, our lawyers draw from more than 50 years of experience and help thousands of people across the country each year. We're confident in our ability to help you too.

For answers to other questions you have about family members and disability benefits, contact us online or call our offices directly at 888-351-0427 for a free case evaluation and consultation. All cases are taken on contingency, meaning there are no fees unless and until we recover benefits.