Disability benefits for children

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Spicey
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   Posted 9/24/2011 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, I have a question about monthly benefits for children under 18 and hope some of you can help me.

My son who has been 18 since May was under 18 during the time period that my disability began and i was no longer able to work. If I'm awarded SSDI will
he receive back pay for those months that he was under 18?

I'm sorry to be confusing and I know I'm putting the cart before the horse on this!

Also, how is this money that I'll receive be taxed? At a lower rate?

Thanks in advance for any advice, I really appreciate it ! !

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   Posted 9/24/2011 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
 
 
             Hello Spicey!
 
       I cannot answer your question, but I did send an email to one of our mod's. Hopefully she will see it and reply back to you here. However, she has been having some serious health issues, and the weekends are a little slow, so give her and the other members some time to answer back to you.
 
       Thanks!
 
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   Posted 9/24/2011 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
It will all depend on the date Social Security backdates your payments to. If they backdate them to some point before your child turned 18 then they will pay the dependent benefit from that date until they turned 18.

It has been a while since I looked at it and I don't remember how SS goes about figuring the date your disability payments should have started.
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   Posted 9/24/2011 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I was given the SSI payments for myself and my daughter, who also turned 18 months after I was awared the benefits, so I believe hopefully you should be also, if you had a lawyer, ask them, they will know for sure.  I received payment for her for the 8 months she was 17.
 
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Kat
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Spicey
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   Posted 9/25/2011 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you! And NiNi, Yes, I do have a lawyer. She has not made any mention of this to me yet. And i had a hearing last Tuesday with a judge. Do you remember how they determined the amount your daughter should receive? Do you mind if I ask how much money they awarded your daughter? God Bless You.

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   Posted 9/25/2011 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   

 

             Good morning Spicey!

                Don't hold me to this, but I think it depends on your work history, and they amount you have paid into the system. I automatically recieve a yearly report from the SS Administration, and it gives a break down of what if's, including what your children are eligible for should that be required.

     You might contact them and ask for a report, and see if you have to sign up for an annual one as well. It's good to know these things, and you can check to see if they are keeping good records on your work history. Everyone should do this. I believe if a mistake is made you only have so much time to get it corrected. However, I can be worng on this too! wink   

   Good Luck to you! 

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Trudy2
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   Posted 9/25/2011 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I was awarded Social Security Disability the first time I applied back in 2004. I was hospitalized at the time and was receiving the benefits by the time I got back home from the hospital.

Some time in 2005 I realized that they did not have my income history from back in 1986 or 1987. I sent them my W-2 from that time and they adjusted my income to the correct one and then adjusted both my soc. sec. benefit and my kids and we got a little bit of back pay for them missing that year of income. So I don't think there is a time limit for their mistakes. You just have to show proof that they made a mistake.

As far as how they figure the kids benefits. I had three kids at the time under the age of 18. Their benefit total between them was exactly half of what my disability income was. As each of them have reached the 18 year old mark and graduated high school, the benefit was refigured between just 2 of the children but still equaled half of my disability income. The same happened when it came down to just one child under the age of 18. He gets exactly half of what my disability income is. I am not sure how it works for SSI.

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   Posted 9/25/2011 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
 
        Here is some more information on the time limit to report SS earnings, however I read it as Trudy says on other sites. The point is, that a person should be checking their annual earnings on a yearly bases, and get it corrected as soon as possible, if indeed there is in error on it.
 
 
 I cant seem to get the link to work as hot, but if you copy and paste it in your adress bar, it will take you there. It states you have a time limit of 3yr, 3mo, and 15 days to report your earnings for credit. It could be that the law has changed on this, and the class I took on it was 20yrs ago, ....and I remember this statment...thinking this was so unfair. This is the reason I had signed up for an annual report.
 
      
 
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   Posted 9/25/2011 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Spicey, its been more than 11 years, but I will try.  First of all, I received a lump sum for myself with to me at least was substantial, from the time I first applied which was approx. 1 year and maybe a month or so until I received the award, I received 20,000. for my daughter I received a lump sum of 11,000.  I know right, I have never had that much money at one time, please remember to put some where you cant get to it easily, I believe a CD or something like, it was for me and my girls Christmas every day, I should have saved more.  But, I didnt and its gone and been gone for along time now, so please take a little advice, while we were in great need of it and spent much more than we should have, we had been without for so long, it was difficult.  I had to tell my girls so many times before that, "no, we cant afford that", I wanted to give them everything they asked for.
 
So after the initial award, I received and additional 500.+ each month aside from my own monthly amount.  As soon as she turned 18, I advised the SS people, if you do not, one, they will know, and two you could be penalized if you accidently receive payments for your child after they have turned 18.  Please also ask your lawyer about special circumstances your child my have, and there was something about additional schooling, should your child after reaching 18 and graduating from high school, there was something about if the child went to college, I dont know much about, as both my girls worked even before they were out of high school, and neither continued there education until about 3 years ago, my youngest went back to college, but thats neither here nor there as it was not going to make any differenct now.
 
Again, please ask your lawyer about your concerns, they should have advised you of all you could receive since you have already been awarded.
 
Good luck, pay attention to what your lawyer is doing, and save, save, save.
 
Take care,
Kat
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson

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   Posted 9/27/2011 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Each State in the USA id different with Disability and Children...Try finding info online by typing in your State.
and disability for your State...(Government use's .org sometimes instead of.com)
Many well wishes to you and I hope you can get back payments...
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