Don’t Forget to Switch from SSI Benefits to Disabled Adult Child Benefits

Because of a disability, a person receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may not have worked long enough to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits on their own work record.   You might assume, therefore, that this person can never receive SSDI benefits in the future.   But this is not always the case.  In fact, many people who receive SSI benefits and who became disabled before age 22 can switch to a form of SSDI benefits when one of their parents retires, becomes disabled or passes away.   People receiving SSI benefits (and anyone else, for that matter) can qualify for Disabled Adult Child benefits (DAC) if:    they became disabled prior to age 22;  one of their parents paid into the Social Security system for the required number of quarters; and…  that parent dies, retires or becomes disabled. When the parent retires or becomes disabled, the child will receive 50 percent of the…

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