Under certain circumstances, your family might be entitled to receive Social Security benefits up to a maximum family amount:
Spouse: your spouse may be eligible for benefits base upon your disability if he or she is age 62 or older, unless he or she collects a higher social security amount based on his or her own earning record. A spouse is also entitled to benefits at any age if he or she is caring for your child who is either under age 16 or disabled.
Divorced spouses may be eligible to receive social security benefits on your earnings record under circumstance as well.
Children: Biological children, adopted children, step-children and even dependent grandchildren are eligible to receive benefits through your disability if unmarried and (1) under age 18, (2) 18-19 years old and a full time student or (3) 18 or older and have a disability that started before age 22
There are certain exceptions to these rules. If you have questions concerning your rights to family SSD benefits, please feel free to call us. We are happy to help and offer free consultations.