Q: What happens when a disabled child becomes an adult?
The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program may provide adult children (a person age 18 or older) with disabilities or who are blind with benefits if the following conditions are met:
- He or she has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets the definition of an adult disability according to the Social Security Administration (SSA);
- The disability began before the age of 22; and
- The adult child's parent worked long enough to be insured under social security and is receiving retirement or disability insurance or is deceased.
For more information on when disabled children become adults and how to file for Social Security disability benefits call Frank J. Dito Jr. Staten Island social security disability lawyer at 800-310-5520.