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Thank you for the clarification. I just found out that someone i know may be claiming disabiltiy for themselves but also for a child. The Adult is disabled but the child is not. Your Question: Is it legal to receive a disability check for oneself who is disabled and another disability check for a child who is not disabled? Response: Yes, it is legal. A child who is not disabled can get benefits simply because his/her parent is receiving Social Security Disability benefits: http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10085.html#a0=0