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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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My son is 34 and he has developmental, mental and physically

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My son is 34 and he has developmental, mental and physically disabilities since birth. At one time he was getting SSI but they changed it a few years ago to SSA Treas 310 Sec PPD. This check comes under his fathers social security number. His father is physically disabled. My question is: Will my son still get his benefits when his father passes away? And will he still get the benefits when he reaches full retirement age? I see that some people have lost their benefits at retirement age.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 9 months ago.

With regard to your post:

"My son is 34 and he has developmental, mental and physically disabilities since birth. At one time he was getting SSI but they changed it a few years ago to SSA Treas 310 Sec PPD. --------- I presume that once one of his parents started collecting SS retirement or disability, or his father passed on, this is when he became eligible for social security instead of the SSI welfare.

"This check comes under his fathers social security number. His father is physically disabled. ------- Ah, OK, and that would trigger your son's eligibility for DAC benefits, disabled adult child benefits.

"My question is: Will my son still get his benefits when his father passes away? -------- Yes, and it should become 75% instead of 50% (subject to family maximum).

"And will he still get the benefits when he reaches full retirement age? I see that some people have lost their benefits at retirement age. ------- No, he will still get them. No one should be losing benefits because they become old enough to retire. Rather, if they HAVE their own SSDIB (which your son does not have), it converts over the SS Retirement, in name only, and they continue collecting what they have been collecting.

In sum, your son's benefits should continue so long as he remains eligible (no marriage, etc., with few exceptions, etc.) and when he father passes, his amount may jump up to 75%, potentially.

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 9 months ago.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thank you very much for your answer. I'm sure you will here from me again...Thanks again. Debbie
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 9 months ago.

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