Pursuing Social Security Benefits for Your Children and Other Dependents
Paying into the Social Security disability (SSD) insurance system through your payroll taxes protects not only you but also your family from the consequences of your eventually becoming unable to work due to a medical disability.
Understanding Social Security Auxiliary Benefits
If you are found eligible for SSD insurance benefits, you may be entitled to auxiliary benefits in order to help you care for your dependents. However, this does not apply to anyone who might be claimed as a dependent on your tax return. Auxiliary benefits are available for:
- Your children if they are minors and unmarried
- Your spouse, if they care for a child under 16 years of age.
- Your children at any age if they are disabled
- Under certain circumstances, your parents
Auxiliary benefits are added to your basic SSD benefits based on the number of qualifying dependents you have. They are an important part of the insurance benefits you are entitled to after you have paid into the Social Security system.
Making Sure Dependents Are Included in Your Application
Our attorneys are dedicated not only to helping you obtain SSD benefits, but also to making the case for the full benefits you are entitled to. If you have any dependents, we will make sure they are included and adequately documented in your application materials.
At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, we guide clients in Buffalo New York through the disability benefits application and appeal process. To discuss any questions or concerns you may have about making a claim for SSD disability benefits, contact us today to talk to a knowledgeable Social Security attorney.