“Can my disabled child receive SSDI benefits based on my record?"
Disclaimer: This story is based on a real case. The names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals involved. Information presented here is general in nature and should not be construed as formal legal advice or as the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Cases differ and past performance does not guarantee future results.Mark was the warehouse manager at a big-box department store for 20 years when a tragic car accident resulted in a severe injury. In the midst of a slow and painful recovery, he realized that he could not return to work right away. A single dad of twin boys, one of whom was disabled, Mark confided to his best friend Davis that he was worried about how he would support his family. Davis, a disabled veteran who follows us on Twitter, suggested that Mark give us, Cervoni Disability Law, PLLC a call.
We told Mark that he should apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI), a federal program administered by the Social Security Administration, which provides monthly payments to people who meet the federal definition of disability. SSDI provides benefits to workers who are no longer able to work due to a significant illness or impairment that is expected to last at least a year or result in death. Benefits are based on the applicant’s past earnings and are paid to the disabled worker and to his or her dependent family members.
We told Mark that once he qualified for the program, his twin boys, including the one who is already receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because of his own disability, could be eligible for SSDI dependent benefits.
We helped Mark pull together the medical and work records necessary to document his disability and were able to obtain benefits for him and his two sons.
"We can help you get through the application process when you seek eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits."
- Derek S. Cervoni