Are our adopted minor children eligible for Social Security benefits?
Full question: Hi Martha, I am turning 64 and retired. My wife is 53. We have two adopted children 11 & 9 yrs old. Can they receive Social Security benefits? Hello, This is a good question. Yes, when you start collecting Social Security retirement benefits, your minor children are entitled to benefits until age 18,…Read More
Can my disabled adult child switch from SSDI based on her record to SSDI based on my record?
Full question: My adult unmarried child has a disability that started before age 22 and qualifies for SSDI. Based on her work record she has 40 quarters, and a monthly income below the SGA limit. If she starts receiving SSDI based on her work record, can she then reapply once I start drawing Social Security…Read More
Can the higher earning spouse collect child in care benefits from the lower earning spouse’s record?
Full question: I am 62 and my higher earning spouse is currently 66, but plans to not collect his Social Security until age 70. We have a 30-year-old adult disabled child (from birth) who lives with us. If I collect my OWN reduced benefit now, can my husband collect the Child in Care benefits from…Read More
Am I eligible to collect on my ex’s Social Security if it is higher than mine?
Full question: I’m 75, divorced and caring for our disabled adult daughter who is collecting SSDI on her dad. Am I entitled to collect on his social security if higher than my SS? Hello, Yes, you may be eligible for an ex-spousal benefit if you were married for 10 or more years and the benefit…Read More
As a caregiver of a disabled adult child, am I eligible for ex-spousal benefits?
Full question: My daughter is a disabled adult who has been on SSI since childhood. Her father and I divorced and I have remarried. Her father passed away and she is eligible to get survivors benefit, however I was told she would lose her medicaid because she would no longer be eligible for SSI. My…Read More
Do I qualify for ex-spousal survivor benefits?
Full question: Hello, my son received survivors benefits until the age of 19. I also received survivor’s benefits due to be the ex-spouse caregiver of my son, but my portion stopped when my son turned 16. My son is now 21 and was just approved for DAC disability. Would I qualify to receive payment again…Read More