Frequently Asked Questions: Benefits & Qualifying
Can Spouses or Children Get Disability Benefits?
In certain circumstances, spouses and minor children can receive benefits, as can a divorced spouse, for those who were legally married for a minimum of 10 years. There are limits and conditions on these benefits and eligibilty for them, however. And, in the case of an applicant’s death, surviving spouses might also qualify for disability benefits.
Other Benefits & Qualifying FAQs:
- How Does The SSA Determine Disability?
- When Do Disability Insurance Benefits Start?
- How Much Will I Get Every Month?
- Once Approved, Do Benefits Ever Stop?
- Do I Need to Be A U.S. Citizen / Taxpayer to Be Eligible for SSDI?
- Can Spouses or Children Get Disability Benefits?
- Can I Still Work and Receive Disability Benefits?
- What Is the Work Incentive Program / Trial Work Period?
- What is the Social Security “Red Book”?
- Can I Get Medicare or Medicaid with SSDI and SSI?
- What’s the Difference Between Back Pay and Retroactive Benefits?
- Do I Need an Advocate?
- How Do Advocates Like Citizens Disability Help Me?