You think about your child’s future. How would they be supported financially if something were to happen to you? It’s a serious issue. Disability, retirement and death play a considerable part in the overall worry you have for your child. According to the Social Security Administration, in 2017, an average of $2.6 billion was distributed to about 4.2 million children. Working with an Ocala Social Security Lawyer can help ease your mind by giving you information concerning the Social Security benefits your child can draw.
What Benefits Can the Child Receive?
Any Social Security benefits for your child hinge on your income.A disabled or retired parent must be eligible to receive Social Security benefits. The child can then get up to half the parent’s benefit. A deceased parent must have worked long enough to pay Social Security taxes. At that point, the child can collect up to 75% of the benefit.
There are other factors which can determine whether your child can receive the benefits for which you’ve worked so hard. An Ocala Social Security Lawyer is the best person to explain the ins and outs of the Social Security system and tell you in layman’s terms what you can expect.
What Child Can Receive Benefits?
The child must be unmarried and
- Younger than age 18;
- 18-19 years of age and a full-time student; or
- or older with a disability that began before age 22.
A grandchild, stepchild, step-grandchild or adopted child can possibly obtain benefits if approved by the Social Security Administration.
It’s best to call an Ocala Social Security Lawyer to do the work to obtain benefits for your child. This specialized attorney will take care of the paperwork and communicate with the Social Security office so you can focus on your family. Keep your child’s financial future safe. Contact JW Chalkley, III, PA today at 866-629-7511 OR fill out the online contact form to schedule a free consultation.