Social Security Benefits for a Disabled Child
Social Security is one of America’s most important senior benefit programs, and it plays a critical role in keeping so many older folks above the poverty line. But, Social Security is also important to millions of minor children, and even disabled adult children who became disabled before the age of 22, For retirees who are collecting Social Security and who have such minor or disabled children in their care, Social Security provides an important source of additional income on behalf of their child. Although regular child benefits stop when the child reaches age 18 (19 if still in high school), if the child is disabled those benefits can continue on indefinitely through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program. In this article by Social Security expert Tom Margenau appearing at Tucson.com, the author explains how Social Security Disability Insurance works for disabled children, and also explains the interaction between between SSDI and another important program known as Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Click here to read more.