Can My Family Receive Social Security Benefits?

Experienced Social Security Disability Lawyers

In the U.S., we recognize the family as the basic social unit upon which our society rests. Accordingly, the laws creating the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs were enacted to provide a basic income for disabled people as well as their families.

If you or your child is disabled, help in the form of SSDI and SSI benefits is available, but you must first qualify for benefits and get your claim approved.

Dale Buchanan & Associates is a team of attorneys that is dedicated to helping disabled people obtain SSDI and SSI benefits they need. We assist people whose initial SSDI and SSI claims have been denied, working hard to perfect those claims. Our attorneys are ready to help you.

How Does My Family Get Social Security Benefits?

Your child can get Social Security benefits if the following conditions apply:

  • You are disabled or retired and entitled to Social Security benefits, or he or she had a parent who has died and paid Social Security taxes.
  • The child is 19 or younger and attending secondary school on a full-time basis.

Alternatively, your child can get benefits if he or she is disabled and 18 years of age or older (and the disability started before the age of 22).

Was Your Social Security Claim Denied? We Can Help

Dale Buchanan & Associates has helped thousands of people with disabilities obtain SSDI and SSI benefits. When we represent you, we will document your disability and the effect it has had on your life. We will collect relevant medical records, prepare you for a Social Security hearing and work hard to get benefits for you.

Free Consultation — Contact Our Firm

To learn more about family Social Security benefits and how we can help you, contact Dale Buchanan & Associates. We represent clients throughout the U.S. from our headquarters in Chattanooga and six other offices.