Yes, in narrow circumstances, your child may be able to draw benefits off of money you paid into the Social Security program through Disabled Adult Child (DAC) benefits.
To draw DAC benefits, the child must establish that they have been disabled since on or before age 22.
Additionally, the parent must themselves either die, become disabled or become eligible for retirement benefits.
Because these are such narrow circumstances, these benefits often get overlook by claimants. However, for claimants with certain conditions they can be very important.
We often see these claims used in instances of congenital birth defects, severe learning disorders, Down syndrome, severe autism, etc.
If you have a minor child and you can already tell that there is going to be a major obstacle for your child to work when they become an adult, you should consider this program as part of your planning process.
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