Benefits for Disabled Young Adults

Sometimes it may seem difficult to get help for “adult children,” or those between the ages of 18 and 22. However, because most people in this age group have not yet had the chance to work for long, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers some benefits to people who become disabled between 18 and 22 years of age.

Applying for benefits for adults disabled before the age of 22 can be slightly complicated in determining whose earning record the disability payments depend upon. If you are between the ages of 18 and 22 and disabled or have a child in this age range who is disabled, contact an Indiana long-term disability attorney from the Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633 for help.

Determining Disability Benefit Eligibility

If you are 18 or older, the SSA will use the adult definition for disability in determining if you qualify for disability benefits. Thus, the injury or illness must render you unable to work or adjust to another job. Additionally, it must last at least a year or end in death.

Because this disability is typically paid on the parent’s record, the adult child must not have a substantial amount of earnings, which is $1,000 per month in 2010. Even if the adult child is receiving benefits through another job, he or she may be able to receive a higher amount of benefits through the parent’s earning record.

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If you are or have an adult child between the ages of 18 and 22 who is suffering from a long-term disability, contact an Indiana long-term disability lawyer from Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633 to help you get the aid that you deserve.