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sara356
Apr 11, 2008, 08:54 AM
Do children that have a disabled parent that receives SSI benefits only receive a check themselves if they are under 18 years old? I have heard that if the parent was under a certain poverty level that the children would receive a check also. Is there any truth to this?

twinkiedooter
Apr 11, 2008, 04:41 PM
Not that I am aware of. The child would receive their own disability check only if THEY were disabled.

Izannah
Apr 11, 2008, 05:19 PM
Children can receive SSI for their own disabilities, don't believe it has anything to do with the parent's disability, but I could be wrong. It may depend on what the situation is. If the child is still a minor when a parent dies, they can receive checks from Social Security from the parent's RSDI (Retirement/Survivor) benefits... as long as the parent has paid into their RSDI enough (10 years or 40 work quarters - not necessarily 10 straight years of work). So mom or dad keel over and they worked enough to pay into the system, the child will get the parent's benefit until they turn the age of majority (usually 18).

There are programs like ADC (Aid to Dependent Children) for low income families and AABD (Assistance for the Aged, Blind and Disabled) which can help.

I would talk to your local Health and Human Services department to see what programs you or the child (in his/her own right) may be eligible for.

N0help4u
Apr 12, 2008, 07:05 AM
Yes they most definitely can my kids got money from my ex's disability.
They got around 70. Each monthly, but that was back in 1993-1999.
I am sure it is up to around a hundred or more by now because they give a yearly increase.
You may still be eligible for other programs too.

bushg
Apr 12, 2008, 09:45 AM
I have a friend that had a neck injury. While she was getting ssi her children got a check as well, even though their father was in the home and working, same thing with my sil law she had leukemia. She and her daughter got the benefits even up to one year after she returned to work. This is in Ohio. In ky where my bil lives he got it due to grand mal seizures and his daughter received benefits. So I would say yep, the child could receive benefits until age 18, or out of school. I would say possibly even during college but I would check on the college part.

toebeecat
Jun 17, 2008, 09:09 AM
As long as the child is under 18 or still in high school (if older than 18) AND unmarried; they can get benefits. The child is entitled to 50% of the parent's disability benefit.

From what I understand, when you apply for the child at the SS office, you need to show proof of the parent's disability. I think your approval letter would be sufficient.

You can go to the Social Security's website for details: Benefits For Children (http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10085.html)

free grants
Jun 19, 2008, 01:06 AM
SSI makes monthly payments to people with low income and limited resources who are 65 or older, or blind or disabled. Your child under age 18 can qualify if he or she meets Social Security’s definition of disability for children, and if his or her income and resources fall within the eligibility limits. Or your may read the full information at SSA.gov (http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10026.html#ssi-benefits) website

bluejeangal
Aug 9, 2008, 03:05 PM
If the parent is disabled and receives disability benefits, then the child up to age 18 or until emancipated. If more than one chid, the benefits for half of adult benefits will go to children.
Example: disabled parent receives $1000 a month.. then child/children will receive $500 a month total.. not a piece.

If the parent is deceased.. and doesn't have in lots of employment, say, died at age 26 with not much work history... all children of the deceased parent will receive the minimum amount of ssi. There is no limit on how many children receive it.. the amount going to each child is the same and is based on the employment history of parent.

After age 18, if not in college, all funds cease.
Hope this helps...
Have one son who decease at age 26 with 4 children... receive close to $300 month on each child
Have a son who had massive head injury with 2 children.. rec's around $1000 month and his 2 children receive a check for 1/2 that amount.

Hope this helps some, but all states and all circumstances are different, so contact you ssa office for your situation.

babbagene
Oct 5, 2008, 11:52 PM
BlueJean , I have another question, I am on ssi now (for a back injury), its permanent. I will use round numbers to make it easy, first off I have a wife (not working , and 2 children (ages 15 and 5) I receive a check for $1300 and the rest of my family each get a check for appx $216 apiece ( that's the wife and 2 children). My wife and I are divorcing and the kids will be legally staying with me, can you tell me in what way that will affect the amount and distribution of the ssi checks.My wife will be getting a job , so no need to figure in alimony or things like that.
I am hoping that I do not lose my wife's $216 portion , but instead that it nows gets figured into my children amounts. I am hoping I will not loose any money (it will only be distributed differently).
Please only answer this question if you are absolutely positive of how this will work.
Thank you
Sam

melanie42276
Oct 24, 2008, 07:03 AM
Yes as long as you have enough work credits.

cucupuffs
Jan 9, 2010, 02:12 PM
Nohelp4u... can you tell me how I can apply for my 2 babies.. I only receive an ssi check and we're in a hole... I really need for them to get checks to help out.. thanks

cucupuffs
Jan 9, 2010, 02:15 PM
Babbajean.. can you tell me how to apply for my 2 babies please.. I only receive a small ssi check and we're in a whole.. that extra money would really help and actually save us?. BlueJean , I have another question, I am on ssi now (for a back injury), its permanent. I will use round numbers to make it easy, first off I have a wife (not working , and 2 children (ages 15 and 5) I receive a check for $1300 and the rest of my family each get a check for appx $216 apiece ( that's the wife and 2 children). My wife and I are divorcing and the kids will be legally staying with me, can you tell me in what way that will affect the amount and distribution of the ssi checks.My wife will be getting a job , so no need to figure in alimony or things like that.
I am hoping that I do not lose my wife's $216 portion , but instead that it nows gets figured into my children amounts. I am hoping I will not loose any money (it will only be distributed differently).
Please only answer this question if you are absolutely positive of how this will work.
Thank you

cucupuffs
Jan 9, 2010, 02:16 PM
bluejeangal... can u tell me how to apply for my 2 babies please.. I only receive a small ssi check and we're in a whole.. that extra money would really help and actually save us?.

cucupuffs
Jan 9, 2010, 02:17 PM
Freegrants... can u tell me how to apply for my 2 babies please.. I only receive a small ssi check and we're in a whole.. that extra money would really help and actually save us?. thanks

cucupuffs
Jan 9, 2010, 02:18 PM
toebeecat... can u tell me how to apply for my 2 babies please.. I only receive a small ssi check and we're in a whole.. that extra money would really help and actually save us?. thanks

imagine77
Jan 16, 2010, 07:50 AM
If you are a child who is living in the same dwelling with a mother, father, step parent, grand parent, adopted, you can, and will receive a check of up to half of that disabled individuals monthly check. If you are the child of a deceased parent, you will receive 75%. Most children receive around $700.00 to $800.00 a month for a deceased parent, and around $400.00 to $500.00 if the parent is disabled and drawing a disability check. As long as the parent is receiving a check, the child will receive it.

imagine77
Jan 16, 2010, 08:01 AM
Cucupuffs... You will lose your wife's SSI unless she continues to live in your home. The checks your children are receiving are suppose to be used to both raise them, supply for them, and to give them the things they would like, that you cannot afford to give them. As long as it is you who is raising them, and your home they are living in, then SSI will not and cannot change. The only thing that will change is your wife's check, it's only right wouldn't you say? Unless of course she is going to live under your roof. SSi is, and was designed to help disabled individuals to carry on with being able to take care of their families. So many individuals abuse the monies which are intended for the care of their children, and also for the child to have things they want and need, that their parents may not be able to afford any longer.

N0help4u
Jan 18, 2010, 06:05 AM
Yeah Imagine is right. You need to go file for them. Tell them you want the supplemental ssi/ssd for the children of the person on the ssi/ssd. There is a difference and it is best to know exactly what one they are receiving when you talk to them. They can look it up but often they make an issue of the distinctions.

borce6
Sep 16, 2010, 03:18 PM
Do children that have a disabled parent that receives SSI benefits only receive a check themselves if they are under 18 years old? I have heard that if the parent was under a certain poverty level that the children would receive a check also. Is there any truth to this?

YES!! YES!! YES!! Get a load of this: I began collecting disability one year after my divorce. My ex-wife and I were divorced when our child was born. I applied for Social Security Disability and was approved because of my disability. My ex-wife went to court and received the following: $16,000 lump sum back pay because I stopped working two years before receiving SSD and $900/month for one child! I receive $1700 a month. Not a bad gig for the ex??

borce6
Sep 16, 2010, 03:27 PM
Do children that have a disabled parent that receives SSI benefits only receive a check themselves if they are under 18 years old? I have heard that if the parent was under a certain poverty level that the children would receive a check also. Is there any truth to this?

Get a load of this! To women everywhere plan ahead! Forget about prenups! Marry a man that has made a modest living say around $400,000 - $500,000. That's all it really takes. Just in case the marriage doesn't go well drive him insane and make him file for social security disability! If you have a child you will receive at least $1000 or more a month. Depending on how long your ex-husband needs to wait before being approved; you will receive back pay! About half of what he gets!
My ex-wife did it to me! I was married and divorced in less than a year and have one child with my ex-wife. Three months after I began to get $1700/month she got a lawyer and receives $900/month and a lump sum check for $16,000. During our marriage we both didn't work either!
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??

borce6
Sep 16, 2010, 03:42 PM
Women Women Women! Forget prenups! Marry a man that has made a modest income. All it takes is approximately a gross of $300,000 to $500,000. Use it as a cushion in case the marriage doesn't last. Drive your husband insane and divorce him. Make sure you have a kid because it makes a difference. My ex-wife did it to me and she receives $900 a month for one child and received a $16,000 lump sum payment from social security because of my disability. We were married, divorced, and had a child all within one year. None of us worked either! The lump sum was for back by when I became disabled and the $900/month is approximately half of what I get. I receive $1700/month. Before my disability grossed around $350,000 in my lifetime. Find a man who had made at least $500,000 and up! Have a kid, drive him insane, and you're good for at least $1200/month for 18 years!!

cucupuffs
Sep 18, 2010, 11:38 AM
I am the father of my 2 babies and I receive an SSI check.. I was wondering if my 2 children could also receive SSI checks because of the fact that I barely get anything in my check and we need more income?? I've heard of something like this but does anyone know how I can go about applying for these checks for my children or if it is possible?. thank you very much... my e-mail is cucupuffs687@aol.com... shawn..

paula410
Sep 21, 2010, 09:48 PM
If they parent work a lot do they get more then the minimum or none at all?

paula410
Sep 21, 2010, 09:48 PM
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NicoleSM
Sep 25, 2010, 01:30 AM
Yes, if the child is in the care of a parent whom is disabled, if approved, the disabled parent receives Disability income, the child/ren, can receive Disability Benefits, until the child reaches 18, or is no longer in school. No matter how many children totalled, the children's total monthly is equal to half of the Parent's Disability Income, then it divided up between all the children if they apply. You must have put so much money into the system, for this amount to help you. When I completed my disability application, it had a question about # of kids in your care & household. Once I received just an approval letter for my Disability, showing how much awarded for the monthly amount. Then the next letter came in stating my application showed 2 dependents, please come in the office at your appointed time to apply for Disability Benefits for your dependent children, and bring the child's Birth Certificate, and SS Cards (2 forms of ID for PROOF they were born and my kids). She ask me lots of questions, and filled out the application in from of me. When that was completed, we began the application for SSI a program that helps disabled low-income families, if approved there will be a payment for Spouse (maybe working), Disabled Spouse, and the children. I hope this answers your question.

jonandmeliss
Oct 11, 2010, 08:05 PM
So what if the bio father has custody and the mother is on ssi/ssd? Can the children still get benefits?

kippy
Nov 7, 2010, 06:20 AM
My son receives disability benefits because I am on disability and he is a full time student under the age of 19.

samani321
May 1, 2011, 09:35 PM
I have been totally disabled on line of duty 15 years ago with 2 kids on SSI& SSA total income of $650 a month. Now my wife who never worked one minute and never contributed a penny to our household wants divorce has another man in his mind. Please tell me what to do?

JudyKayTee
May 6, 2011, 08:09 AM
Has another man in "his" mind?

What is your question? Divorce? Benefits? Something else?

mothergreen
Aug 17, 2011, 01:15 PM
My son is 18 and still in scool who gets the check him or the mother he lives at home part time