Chicago Disability Support Benefits Lawyers

Illinois Social Security Disability Attorneys

Social Security Disability programs provide benefits not only to the disabled person, but in certain situations, disability support benefits may also be paid to the spouse, a divorced spouse, children and disabled children.

If eligible for disability support benefits, each family member could receive a monthly benefit of up to 50 percent of the disabled person’s disability rate. There is a limitation, however, on the total amount of disability support benefits that can be paid, which is generally about 50 to 80 percent of the disabled person’s total benefits. If the total amount of benefits payable on the disabled person’s account is greater than this limitation, the disability support benefits paid to family members will be reduced proportionately, but the claimant’s benefits will not be affected.

  • Spousal Support Benefits: Social security benefits are available for your spouse if he or she is at least 62 years of age or he or she is caring for a disabled child under the age of 16 or disabled and receives social security benefits.
  • Spousal Support Benefits for Ex-Spouses: Ex-spouses may also be entitled to social security benefits if the couple was married for at least 10 years, the ex-spouse is at least 62 years old, the ex-spouse is unmarried and the ex-spouse is not eligible for an equal or higher social security benefit on his or her own account.
  • Child Support Benefits: The child and step-child of a disabled person may also be eligible for social security benefits if the child is unmarried and under the age of 18 (or under the age of 19 if he or she is a full-time student in elementary or secondary school). If the child is over the age of 18 with a disability that began before the age of 22 and is also unmarried, he or she may also be entitled to social security benefits. Within a family, each eligible child may receive a monthly payment up to 50 percent of your full disability amount.
  • Disabled Child Support Benefits: Social security disability support benefits are also available for minor children with a disability without consideration of their own disability if he or she qualifies as the dependent of a disabled person. Adult children with a disability are also eligible for support benefits under their parent’s social security account if he or she had the disability before the age of 22 and he or she meets the definition of disability for adults.

If you are eligible for social security benefits, the experienced Chicago social security disability support benefits attorneys can help determine whether your spouse, ex-spouse or children may also be eligible for social security support benefits under your account. Contact one of our skilled social security disability support benefits attorneys to schedule a free consultation to discuss support benefits for your family members.

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