The Social Security Administration has created “family benefits” to offset the impact a disability has on the entire household. Under this program, a spouse, divorced spouse, children and a disabled child may be entitled to receive benefits as well.
The Social Security’s website states that “each family member may be eligible for a monthly benefit up to 50 percent of your disability rate.” There are limits to family benefits and you should contact an expert to learn more.
If you already receive Social Security benefits then you need to find out if anyone else in your family is eligible to receive benefits. In this instance, the government is here to help and you might as well take advantage of it.
If you or someone you know has applied for Social Security benefits and have been denied or if you need help with the application process, you should contact an experienced Daytona Beach disability lawyer at the Law Firm of Johnson & Gilbert at (386) 673-4412 or (800) 556-8890.
For more information on this topic, read the article, Your Family Could Be Entitled to Social Security Benefits in Florida.