BASIC (01-07)

DI 10115.005 Eligibility for Child's Benefits Based on Disability

Policy

Disabled children, age 18 or over, of insured workers may receive benefits based on disability if:

  • The disability began before the “child” reached age 22; and, effective with the 1965 amendments (7/65), has lasted or can be expected to last a continuous period of at least 12 months or to result in death.

  • The “child” is dependent on an insured worker who either has died or is entitled to retirement or disability benefits, or effective January 1973 under certain circumstances the “child” is a dependent grandchild or step grandchild of the wage earner or his/her spouse.

  • The “child” meets the same definition of disability as disabled workers. However, a child does not need a record of work under Social Security, nor is any waiting period required.


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DI 10115.005 - Eligibility for Child's Benefits Based on Disability - 01/18/2007
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:01/18/2007