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If You get Disability Benefits in Texas, will Your Dependents get a Check?



 
If a person is approved for Social Security Disability benefits in Texas, there may be some money available for dependents (i.e. spouse and children). However, there is no guarantee that there will be any money left for dependents after your spouse's disability benefit is paid.

Social Security bases an individual's amount upon their earnings. They set an amount that is payable to the disabled individual known the PIA (primary insurance amount) and a FMAX (family maximum) that is a total amount payable on the disabled person's record.

If the PIA and the FMAX are the same amount, then there is no money payable to dependents. Generally, this occurs if an individual has not earned that much prior to becoming disabled. However, if there is additional money payable after paying the disabled individual it will be among dependents.

Without becoming too technical, dependents are each entitled to half of what the disabled individual's PIA is if there is enough remaining money on the record. If Social Security cannot pay everyone half of the PIA amount, they will divide the remaining money on the record equally.

If you apply for spouse with children-in-care benefits, your benefits would be affected by your yearly earnings and they would end when your youngest child reaches the age of sixteen. Dependent children's benefits terminate when the child is 18 or 19 if they are still in high school.

If your husband is approved for disability benefits you will have to file a claim for you and/or your children. Social Security should contact you to file claims for you and/or your children, however that could take some time.

If you do not hear from Social Security within a reasonable amount of time, you should call your local office a schedule an appointment to file for your benefits.








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Social Security Disability And SSI Qualifications
Permanent Disability Qualifications for SSD and SSI
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For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

The goal of the site is to provide information about how Social Security Disability and SSI work, the idea being that qualified information may help claimants pursue their claims and appeals, potentially avoiding time-consuming mistakes. If you find the information on this site helpful and believe it would be helpful to others, feel free to share links to its homepage or other pages on website resource pages, blogs, or social media. Copying of this material, however, is prohibited.

To learn more about the author, please visit the SSDRC.com homepage and view the "about this site" link near the bottom of the page.