Most people already know about Pennsylvania disability benefits for adults and children, but not everyone is aware of the third option called disabled adult child. A disabled adult child is an adult with a disability that started before a certain age. There are a few other qualifications you would need to meet to qualify for these benefits. Feel free to talk to a Pennsylvania Disability Lawyer if you are unsure about whether you could qualify.
There are two main things that may open up the category of disabled adult child for you and four main eligibility requirements you must meet. To be considered an adult disabled child by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you need to be an adult with a:
The four additional eligibility requirements you need to meet include having a disability that first began before you turned 22, not being married, being at least 18 years old, and fulfilling the definition of a disability according to the SSA. If you meet all of these requirements, then you should be good to go except for one other thing. Your monthly income, if you work, must not exceed $1,310 in our current year. This number may vary each year so be sure to check the SSA website or your local disability attorney to make sure.
One of the benefits of seeking disability benefits as an adult disabled child is not needing any work history since your disability benefits will be derived from the work history of your parents. If you have never worked because of your disability, then this program is for you.
Meeting the definition of a disability according to the SSA is just one step of many in the Pennsylvania disability benefits application process. The SSA defines a disability as a mental or physical medical condition that significantly impairs your ability to work. This disability must either greatly limit the number of work hours you can perform or must prevent you from working altogether.
You must also have enough work credits if you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), but you will not need this if you are seeking Pennsylvania Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Remember, these rules apply to your parents’ work credits not yours. Lastly, you must present a sufficient amount of medical evidence of your disability and the limitations caused by your disability.
Applying for disability benefits on your own can be stressful and overwhelming when you have unanswered questions. An experienced Pennsylvania Individual Disability Insurance Attorney might be able to help you figure out why your application was denied and what you can do to increase your chances of receiving benefits. All you have to do is contact Edelstein & Nelson at (800) – 300 – 0909 for a consultation today. Our Pennsylvania disability attorneys can help you defend your disability claim.