Originally Posted by inidaho
For SSDI, your dependent kids get 1/2 your SSDI PIA. For example...
1. You get $1000 per month.
2. Dependent (under 18) child/children entitlement = 1/2 of your PIA or $1000/2 = $500
3. You get this amount whether you have one child or 10.
4. The amount is divided equally among the children.
5. 2 kids = $500/2 kids = $250 per child.
6. Eldest child turns 18.
7. Remaining child under 18 gets $500.
8. Youngest child turns 18.
9. Dependent benefit stops.
* I don't think the spouse is entitled to any disability benefits. There are several ppl here who are on disability and now the spouse has become disabled and they are trying to to get approved for SSDI in the same way as the 1st spouse did. I never-the-less asked my friend Jack to respond to the below hypothetical
question I posted. I will post back agin after he replies. I asked>>>
I know a spouse can draw SS retirement off the husband's work record even tho she may have never worked in her life. Here is my question. |
1. Husband and wife have been married for 15 years.
2. No children. Husband is fully and currently insured as far as SSDI goes.
3. Both are 50 years old.
4. Husband becomes disabled and is approved for SSDI.
5. Wife is also disabled but she has never worked.
6. Can the wife get SSDI via the husband's work record or must she wait until she is old enough to draw retirement benefits?