ARTICLES & FAQs
Q. Can a Child Disabled Since Birth Receive Social Security Disability Benefits Even if S/He Has Never Worked?
A. Yes. If the child is under age eighteen (18) and you are poor enough, s/he may be able to qualify for Social Security child’s disability benefits. If the child is over age eighteen (18), he may be able to qualify for Social Security disability benefits without regard to your income. If you or your spouse receive some kind of Social Security benefit or if your spouse is deceased, your child may be eligible for disabled adult child benefits.