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How do I apply for benefit for my son. 55 yrs, I'm currently…

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How do I apply for benefit for my son

Accountant's Assistant: What is your current age and retirement age?

55 yrs, I'm currently receiving Retirement, Survivors and disability Insurance

Accountant's Assistant: Are there other sources of income (wages, interest, dividends, etc.)?

No, except my navy pension

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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 2 months ago
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Dependent benefits are available only to eligible children. An eligible child can be your biological child (by birth), your adopted child (legal or equitable) child, or your stepchild. Your grandchild may also be eligible in some circumstances. There are also additional requirements that must be met.

  • The child must be unmarried, and
  • The child must be either:

     

    • under the age of 18
    • 18 to 19 years old and a full-time student (12th grade and under), or
    • 18 years or older with a disability that began before the child turned 22.

If your eligible child is under the age of 18 (or is 19 and a full-time student), he or she doesn’t need to be disabled to get benefits.

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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 2 months ago

To apply for benefits for your child, you must call the SSA or go into your local field office. You can find your field office on the SSA’s website by entering your zip code into the field locator. You will need proof that your child is eligible (birth certificate or adoption papers plus her Social Security number).

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If your child is an eligible disabled adult, you can begin the process online by completing regular Adult disability application.

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It will speed up the process if you do this as soon as your adult child becomes eligible. Once the report is completed, call the SSA to finish your child's application.

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Even if your child is already getting SSI, he or she may be eligible for benefits based on your earnings records.

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Call the SSA to see if this option is available. Their phone number is(###) ###-####

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Social Security Expert: Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 2 months ago

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Thank you!

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