You probably know someone who receives Social Security insurance benefits. Perhaps it’s your neighbor who suffers from a mental disorder and is unable to work, or your mother whose seizure problems prevent her from keeping a job. Just about everyone has a friend or relative who receives the help, but did you know children are eligible to receive Orlando Social Security insurance as well?

When a Parent Dies

Raising a child in a two-income household is difficult, and doing it on one parent’s income is nearly impossible. When a parent dies, the money that comes into the family is often cut in half, as one pay check is gone. This leaves the other surviving parent struggling to make ends meet. The state of Florida offers Social Security to children whose parents have passed away.

Child Eligibility

Typically, unmarried children whose parents pass away may receive assistance from the state of Florida if they are younger than 18. The child could also receive assistance if she is between the ages of 18 and 19 and enrolled as a full-time student at a secondary school. Additionally, the youth may receive the assistance if she is over the age of 18 and has a serious disability which manifested before the age of 22.

The ins and outs of Orlando Social Security insurance can be difficult to navigate through. You likely have questions regarding eligibility, the application process and appeals. Not having the correct information could prevent you from receiving the help you should.

The law offices of Johnson and Gilbert are experienced in assisting parents and children seek Social Security benefits. We may be able to help you. Contact our offices today to schedule an appointment to find out more.

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