Here's what it says: A spouse may receive payments based on the retired worker's benefits The first line seems to indicate that the spouse can receive benefits if she is caring for a child who is "disabled and receiving" SSDI.But then the next paragraph seems to say that this stops when the child reaches age 16.“Councils are working hard to ensure suitable travel arrangements are made for children who could not reasonably be expected to walk or would otherwise find it difficult to attend school because of distance, mobility, special educational needs or the routes they have to take.However, this is becoming increasingly difficult in the face of such sustained financial challenges.They told us that there was a nearer suitable school and because she didn’t have an Education, Health and Care Plan she therefore wasn’t eligible for free school transport.“There was no flexibility on their part and no taking into account that this school suited her much better, and how stressful she found using public transport.” Amanda Batten, chief executive of Contact, said that school transport for disabled children was “in crisis”, urging that cuts to school transport can have “devastating” consequences for disabled children and their families.“Parents tell us that some local authorities are reducing or changing school transport services – often with little notice.
Social Security also provides disability benefits, widows benefits and support for minor children of parents who have passed away. Bush sought to privatize Social Security he compared the "return on investment" of our Social Security taxes in relation to our Social Security retirement benefits with historical stock market returns.Unusual Benefit for Parent of Adult Disabled Child What he didn't know and we didn't know, was that because they care for their daughter at home, his wife was able to begin receiving spousal Social Security benefits even though she wasn't 62 yet, the normal earliest date for drawing Social Security retirement benefits.Since the combination of the mother and daughter's benefits exceeded Social Security's limit on family benefits, the result was that the daughter's benefit was reduced.(Of course, there are other criticisms of privatization, for instance that few investors are sufficiently disciplined to do as well as the stock market in general, there's no guarantee that the market will do as well in the future as it did in the past, and that Social Security provides longevity protection, meaning that it will keep paying even if you live to 100, by which time you would have run through your privately-invested funds.) But It's Hard to Find Out About The problem with Social Security is that maximizing your benefits depends on knowing the options, and that's not always easy.In terms of our newly-discovered benefit, the quite informative Social Security Administration website at gov can be confusing.