Getting SSD Or SSI Benefits For Young Adults
The question of how to help a deserving young person qualify for disability benefits after age 18 is common in families with autistic children or sons and daughters with other special needs. If you are a parent of an injured, ill or neurodivergent teenager, this question may be looming large.
The good news, if you are living in Indiana, is that KBAR Legal Services, LLP, in Carmel is a ready resource for your family. Our clients come from throughout the Indianapolis area and beyond. A free consultation with one of our attorneys can help you understand the benefits that are available to you and how to apply for them.
Examples Of Situations In Which An 18- Or 19-Year-Old May Qualify For Disability Benefits
As the saying goes, the answer to your question depends on the details of your situation. It makes all the sense in the world to get a personalized case review if the question of disability benefits for a young adult is on your mind.
The following sets of circumstances may mean that a young adult is eligible for disability benefits and there is no reason to delay applying:
- They have a fatal disease or condition, such as a brain tumor.
- They have a verifiably disabling condition that is expected to last a year or longer and a work history that is long enough to qualify them for SSD.
- They have a disability that began when they were younger than 22 (with or without a work history) and a parent is retired, disabled or deceased.
- They have a disability as well as household income low enough to qualify them for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
For personalized counsel on the question of getting disability benefits for your son or daughter – or for yourself or your young spouse – after age 18, consult with an SSD lawyer. At KBAR Legal Services, LLP, our depth of experience combined with our compassion are assets you should not pass up if this question is relevant to you.