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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.

Return to:  Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions

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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

What to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits
Applying for disability benefits, SSI and SSDI
What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability?
How does back pay for Social Security disability work?
Social Security Disability And SSI Qualifications
Permanent Disability Qualifications for SSD and SSI
Status of your social security disability or SSI case
Disability lawyer representation, finding lawyers
What is qualifying for disability based on?
How to qualify for disability, qualifying for Benefits
Qualifications for Disability Benefits
How long does it take to get disability after applying?
Disability application, how to file in Texas
Texas disability requirements
Eligibility and qualifying for disability in Texas
What are the qualifications for disability in Texas?
Will I Qualify For Disability Benefits in Texas?
Getting a Texas disability lawyer, attorney, or advocate