When a worker covered by Social Security becomes disabled or blind, he or she may be entitled to receive disability benefits. In addition, certain family members may qualify for benefits based on the disabled worker's earnings record. Some of the family members who may qualify for such benefits based upon your own earnings record include:

  • Your unmarried children under age 18, or under age 19 if attending high school full-time.
  • Your unmarried child 18 years of age or older, when that child was disabled before reaching age 22.
  • Your spouse age 62 or older.
  • Your spouse of any age who is caring for a child of yours under age 16, or who is disabled and also receiving disability checks


Social Security Disability

Claim Procedure