North Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyers

1: Turning 18 Years Of Age: A month before a minor child turns 18, his/her Social Security benefits will cease. The exceptions to this rule include children who are disabled and those who are unmarried elementary or secondary school students. If the benefits are stopped, they can be restarted if the child becomes disabled before reaching the age of 22 or if they become a full-time elementary or secondary school student before the age of 19. If any of these occur, you may reapply for benefits.

2: School: If your child is a full-time student in elementary or secondary school, he/she may receive benefits up until the age of 19. If your child turns 19 before the end of the school year, he/she is entitled to benefits until the end of the term or two months after his/her 19th birthday, whichever comes first. The child is able to continue to receive benefits during the vacation period so long as the vacation is four months or less and he plans to return to school full time after the vacation period.

3: Disability: If your child becomes disabled before the age of 22, he/she can continue to receive benefits after the age of 18. Your child may also be able to qualify for SSI disability.

4: Divorce: If your child is a stepchild who receives benefits based on your work, the child’s benefits will cease the month following the divorce finalization. It is required that you report the finalization of your divorce to Social Security.

5: As previously mentioned, SSDI is a very complex area of law and it’s important for individuals who have been denied and are seeking to re-apply do so with the help and guidance of an experienced SSDI attorney.  For over 35 years, the King Law Firm has been assisting North Carolinians with their SSDI. Call us today for a free case evaluation.