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Social Security Working Question

Discussion in 'Social Security, Disability & Health' started by Alice587, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. Alice587

    Alice587 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    If you attend college and are under 22 and recieve disabled adult child benefits from social security under your parents records can you work and if so what us the limit on the amount of money you can make?
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Please read the SSA booklet on Working While Disabled. See if it answers your question:


    And, please, have a little patience when you post here. No need to post again if you don't get a response right away. Most questions are answered within a day.
  3. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    According to an official SS response by its historian, college student benefits were phased out in '85.

    Social Security History


    Can Children Get Parent's Social Security Benefits in College?

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    How Do They Qualify For SSDI?
    Under SSDI, children in college are disqualified for SSDI benefits once they turn 18. However, if they are disabled before the age of 22, they can receive SSDI on their parents’ record. According to the SSA, "an adult disabled before age 22 may be eligible for child's benefits if a parent is deceased or starts receiving retirement or disability benefits." Children also must meet the definitions of adult disability set by the Social Security Administration. The SSA determines whether the injuries, illnesses or other medical conditions are severe enough to warrant financial assistance.

    What If They Work?
    Children who receive SSDI are allowed to work and earn money. However, their benefits are reduced or eliminated if they earn over a certain amount. As of 2012, children in college can earn up to $1,010 per month and still receive full benefit payments. Work expenses can be excluded from this limit if they're needed for children to get or perform their jobs.

    Social Security Benefits for Children in College

    If I were YOU, I'd ask www.ssa.gov directly or call:

    Call our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213. If you need service in Spanish, press 7 and wait for a Spanish-speaking representative to help you. For all other languages, stay on the line and remain silent during our English voice automation prompts until a representative answers. The representative will contact an interpreter to help with your call. If your business cannot be completed by phone, we will make an appointment for you at a local Social Security office and arrange for an interpreter to be there at the time of your visit.

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