Disabled at a Young Age? You May Be Entitled to Benefits
Paying into the Social Security system means not only that you get insurance protection against becoming disabled yourself; it also means that your children are protected in case they become disabled before they have had a chance to build up a work record.
At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, our attorneys help disabled adult children and their parents in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, and throughout western, central and upstate New York pursue Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. Contact us to set up a free consultation.
Understanding Eligibility for Adult Children's Benefits
Social Security adult child benefits are available to adults whose parents are eligible for Social Security disability insurance benefits, have died, or are on Social Security Retirement. To be eligible, you must have become disabled before the age of 22.
While many adult child benefits end up going to people with developmental disabilities, they are available to anyone with any type of disability who meets the basic criteria.
The theory behind adult child benefits is that if you are never able to build up a work record due to a disability that begins at a very young age, your parents' contributions to the Social Security system should entitle you to insurance coverage.
Guiding You Through the Application Process
Our attorneys are fully familiar with all of the criteria for Social Security adult children's benefits and all other types of federal disability benefits. We can help you determine whether you or your child is eligible and, if so, guide you through all stages of the disability claim process.
Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss what our experienced disability benefits lawyers can do to help you or your child get the benefits you deserve as quickly as possible.