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The Social Security Administration (SSA) has several qualifications you must meet to qualify for disability benefits as a disabled adult child:
If you have questions about how disabled adult child disability benefits apply to you, contact us at Nash Disability Law.
You cannot qualify for disabled adult child benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance once you are married.
You can work, but your earnings must not exceed an amount that the Social Security Administration considers “gainful” for you to qualify for adult child disability benefits.
The amount changes every year.
If you have questions about your situation, give us a call. Nash Disability Law will evaluate your case for free.
If you are found eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) as a disabled adult child, the amount you will receive each month is calculated based on your parents’ lifetime earnings, which differ for every individual.
Federal law regulates attorneys’ fees in disabled adult child benefits cases. So, virtually every disability lawyer works on the same fee basis. The lawyer’s fee is 25% of the past due disability benefits you get, up to the statutory maximum.
There is no fee up front, and no fee unless you win.
It can take approximately six months to receive a decision on your disabled adult child initial application and another six months on reconsideration.
If your application is denied, it can take an additional year and a half to obtain a decision as your claim works its way through the appeals process. As of early 2017, Social Security has a backlog of one million claims at the hearing level.
While Social Security used to have a focus on paying valid claims at the hearing level sooner, political pressure in recent years has caused it to put a magnifying glass on even the most obvious cases.
After your disabled adult child claim is filed, the case is sent to a disability examiner in the Social Security system. The examiner makes the initial decision on the claim.
We have three offices located throughout the Chicago area. We also offer telephone appointments. We encourage you to contact us.
No lawyer can push around the federal government or change the law to your benefit. An experienced lawyer, like the disability lawyers at Nash Disability Law, can make the Social Security system work for you and can make the difference between winning and losing your case.
If you’re awarded Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits as a disabled adult child, you likely will be eligible for Medicare coverage after a waiting period of 29 full months from the date you are found disabled.
Call Nash Disability Law today!
Whether you’ve already begun the application process or are still thinking of applying, Nash Disability Law wants to help you. Our staff is happy to discuss the details of your disability claim no matter what stage of the process you are in. We encourage you to contact us.
Or, if you’d prefer, submit your contact info and we will follow up with you. Simply click here to fill out the contact us form, and someone from our offices will contact you.
Social Security statistics have shown that claimants who are represented by lawyers win more often than those who are not represented. Your best chance of winning your case against the government is to be represented by a lawyer. Contact the experienced lawyers at Nash Disability Law today!
Social Security has many written and unwritten rules, and our experienced attorneys deal with them and the people who apply them every day. An attorney has a law degree with training in complex legal matters. An attorney is trained in preparing and presenting evidence, cross- examining witnesses and writing about your case. A non-attorney advocate does not have a law degree and is not trained in complex legal matters.
Contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Don’t wait until your hearing is scheduled. It may be too late for an attorney to gather the proper evidence and medical history to make your case properly if you wait until your hearing is scheduled.
Yes, mental illness is frequently used as a basis for getting disabled adult child benefits.
Unfortunately, it’s still common for members of the public, or even family members, to fail to understand this issue.
At Nash Disability Law, we have a long history of understanding how the nuances and misimpressions associated with this issue affect people’s ability to obtain and maintain employment.
The law firm has been very active for many years in advocating for the rights of those affected by mental illness, including important issues of access to meaningful care without stigma.