Can my family members qualify for disability benefits?

Yes, certain members of your family who become disabled may be entitled to disability benefits based on your work history. They include:

  • your spouse if he or she is 62 or older
  • your spouse at any age if he or she is taking are of child who is disabled or younger than 16
  • your unmarried child who is younger than 18, or younger than 19 if still in high school
  • your unmarried adult child if he or she had a qualifying disability that started before the age of 22