DI 10115.005 Eligibility for Child's Benefits Based on Disability
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.