Caring for children
Can my adult disabled daughter collect Social Security from her dad and her disability benefit too?
Full question: My ex husband began collecting his Social Security at age 62. We have an adult disabled daughter (disability began at age 2) and she receives her own SSDI. Is she allowed to claim part of her dads Social Security and keep her own SSDI? Hi there, Thank you for your question about your…Read More
Can I receive a child-in-care survivor benefit for my adult disabled child?
Full question: Can I receive child care benefits on my deceased ex husband, for our adult disabled child, who is collecting SSDI on his benefits? I’m 58. Hello, Thank you for your child-in-care survivor benefit question. Yes, if you are younger than age 60 and taking care of a disabled adult child, you may be…Read More
I am caring for a disabled child. Am I eligible for ex-spousal benefits if my ex has not collected yet?
Full question: Can you draw disability Social Security off of ex husband that isn’t drawing yet and you are taking care of his disabled child? Hello, Thank you for the question about divorced spousal benefits. If you are divorced and were married for at least 10 years you may be eligible for ex-spousal benefits. If…Read More
I am 63 and caring for my adult disabled child. Can I collect ex-spousal benefits now without penalty?
Full question: I am 63 caring for my adult disabled child full time. My ex spouse, his father, is 62 (we were married 19 years). Am I able to collect on his work record right now without early penalty (he is still working, not retired) ? Would that be at the 50% divorced spouse rate?…Read More
Will my two adult disabled children qualify for benefits from my earnings record?
Full question: I have two adult disabled children, both were born with disabilities. I’m getting close to retirement, will they be eligible to receive benefits from my earning record? Hello, Children who are disabled before the age of 22 may be eligible to receive benefits, but the disabilities have to be recognized by the Social…Read More
Can someone younger than age 60 collect benefits if their spouse died and they have a young child?
Full question: My brother-in-law was collecting Social Security for himself and two minor children. He has since passed; my sister-in-law is collecting money for the two children. She is 59 and is being denied benefits for herself because she is not age 60. Is she eligible to collect for herself since one of the children…Read More