Parents of children with special needs have unique concerns - how to ensure my child will be cared for as they get older and I may not be around to provide for their care? In addition to talking with an attorney about guardianship options and special needs trust, you might want to consider Social Security disability benefits.
Even if a child has never worked, if they are determined to be a disabled adult child, the child may be able to receive Social Security disability benefits based upon a parent's work record.
To be eligible for disabled adult child benefits, a child's disability must have started before they reached 22 years old. The parent must be either deceased or receiving Social Security retirement benefits.
Contact the Law Office of Sarah Crosby at 317-760-9293 if you have questions about potential disability benefits for your disabled adult child.