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I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to provide you with excellent service, and help you better understand your options.
First off, I want to say that my heart goes out to you and I'm so sorry to hear about your situation.
I wish I had better news for you, but unfortunately social security does not provide for caregivers.
You can read about that, HERE
However, you can check with your local department of human services to see if there are any other forms of assistance that could be available to you.
If you are at least 62 you could file for early retirement through social security. If you did that, then your daugther who is disabled before the age of 22 would be able to draw a benefit equal to 1/2 of your benefit
This may be more than she would otherwise get through SSI
Is there anything else that I can assist you with today?
If not, please reply and let me know if I have provided you with excellent service, or if you need additional information.
Can you find out if the State of Maryland offers anything that would help?
One more thing - so there is no real reason for me to be trying to show that my income has been affected because of caring for my daughter? Nothing that I can gain by proving that? Does it affect the amount of SSI she can get for being disabled?