Published on: January 12, 2016
If you are in the process of making the transition to receiving SSI or SSD benefits, or are beginning the process of filing for them, you’re going to have an abundance of questions. Getting the SSI and SSDI ball rolling is often a challenging task, which can leave you feeling a little lost. Don’t worry.
One of the things we’re dedicated to here at Disability Experts of Florida is keeping you up to date with valuable information regarding your benefits; whether it is how to get them, specific questions about them or just Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income news.Please check our blog as we strive to continually provide a steady stream of useful Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income information for you.
We’re frequently asked about family benefits. When you start receiving Social Security disability benefits, certain members of your family also may qualify for benefits on your record. Benefits may be paid to:
- Your spouse
- Your divorced spouse
- Your children
- Your disabled child
Note that you receive no additional benefits for family members under the SSI program.
Every family member could be eligible for a monthly benefit of up to 50 percent of your disability rate. However, there is a limit to the amount SSA can pay your family; the total depends on your benefit amount and the number of family members who also qualify on your record. The total varies, but generally the total amount you and your family can receive is between 150 to 180 percent of your disability benefit. At Disability Experts of Florida, we will fight for every member of your family… and for your peace of mind.
- If the sum of the benefits payable on your account is greater than the family limit, the benefits to the family members will be reduced proportionately. Your benefit will not be affected.
- If any of your qualified family members apply for benefits with you, we will ask you for their Social Security numbers and their birth certificates. If your spouse is applying for benefits, we also may ask for proof of marriage, and dates of prior marriages, if applicable.
Family Disability Benefits In Spring Hill: Your Spouse
According to the Social Security Administration, benefits are payable to your spouse if:
- They are age 62 or older, unless he or she collects a higher Social Security benefit based on their earnings record. The spouse benefit amount will be permanently reduced by a percentage based on the number of months up to his or her full retirement age.
- At any age if he or she is caring for your child under age 16 or disabled and receiving Social Security benefits. Your spouse would receive these benefits until the child reaches age 16. At that time, the child's benefits continue until age 18, but your spouse's benefits stop unless he or she is old enough to receive retirement benefits (age 62 or older) or survivor benefits as a widow or widower (age 60).
Call Disability Experts of Florida Today For All Questions Regarding Spring Hill Family Benefits
After all…that’s why we’re here. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us with all of your questions about family benefits. Nothing is more important. We encourage you to check back often to find more updates about SSD and SSI benefits in Tampa, Spring Hill, Dade City, Brandon and all surrounding areas.