It is comforting to know that, under the right conditions, your family members can receive benefits based on your Social Security disability record. Maybe you have supported your family with your earnings in the past. Having to stop earning due to disability can be catastrophic to a family.
Eligible Family Members under the SSA
The Social Security Administration (SSA) names the following family members who may be eligible for benefits if you are disabled:
- Your spouse
- Your divorced spouse
- Your children
- Your disabled child
Yet, even though these family benefits are available, getting them can be difficult. If you have applied for and received a Social Security disability for yourself, then you know how long the process can be. Even though the SSA posts a wait time of three to five months on its website, if you are denied and must appeal, or even go to court after a second denial, that wait time can and does sometimes grow to over two years.
Discouraging? Don't give up! The United States government has pledged to help disabled workers through the Social Security disability program. And here at Keefe Disability Law we have pledged to help every disabled person in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island get the help he or she needs.
Massachusetts Disability Law Firm
If you are trying to get benefits for a dependent family member on your record and having trouble, please do not hesitate to call us today toll free at 888-904-6847 for a free case review. Or order one of our free books right here on our website: Unlocking the Mystery - The Essential Guide for Navigating the Social Security Disability Claims Process or 7 Costly Mistakes that Can Ruin Your Social Security Disability Claim.