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Getting SSDI Benefits For Dependent Children In California

It is important to realize that SSDI benefits are not just for disabled adults; millions of children receive SSDI benefits because their parents are disabled, deceased, ill or retired. This compensation provides for life’s necessities and ensures a stable environment for the recipient, in which they can grow up and be provided with a start to their ongoing financial health.

In order to obtain benefits, the child must be the son or daughter of a:

  • Disabled or retired parent(s) who is entitled to Social Security benefits
  • Deceased parent who died after having worked long enough where he or she paid Social Security taxes

Additionally, the child must be:

  • Single
    • Under the age of 18; or
    • 18 to 19 years old and enrolled as a full-time student before grade 12; or
    • 18 or older with an ongoing disability that started before age 22.

Additionally, children may qualify for Supplemental Security Income if they have disabled or deceased parents who were not eligible for Social Security benefits.

Partner With Our Experienced Attorney Today

If you are working to obtain SSDI or SSI benefits, it is extremely important to partner with an experienced attorney. At the Law Offices of Melissa A. Proudian, we have been working on these issues for over 30 years. Melissa A. Proudian has worked on more than 7,000 cases, which have provided her with the knowledge and skill required to ensure successful results. We encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible.

The First Consultation Is Free

To get in touch and schedule a free initial consultation regarding SSDI Dependent Children Benefits with a Fresno and Oakland Social Security Disability lawyer, please call 559-554-1455 or email our firm.