Disability Benefits for Children

What to Expect When Your Disabled Child Turns 18


Turning 18 is a tremendous milestone for anyone, marking the beginning of adulthood in the eyes of the law. For a disabled child, however, it also means significant changes in their eligibility for benefits and role in decision-making. Once your disabled child reaches adulthood, you legally can no longer make decisions for them regarding their…

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Can A Child Receive Disability Benefits?

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The Social Security Disability attorneys at DA Michigan frequently receive questions concerning children’s eligibility for disability benefits. When parents receive Social Security disability benefits, their children may also be eligible for benefits. Read below to find out more. If I’m Approved for Disability, Will My Child Get Benefits? In 2021, the SSA distributed an average of…

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Disability Benefits for Children and Dependents

When an individual becomes disabled, certain family members may also qualify for benefits based off their work record. Children under 18 years of age (or until 19 if he or she is a full-time student in an elementary or high school), may be eligible for dependent’s, or auxiliary, benefits stemming from their parent’s Social Security earnings record. The…

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