You would typically only be eligible to receive social security benefits from your birth parents if you were adopted as result of their death and you received survivor benefits. In adoptions where your birth parents are living but have terminated their legal parental rights to .
A disabled adult child can collect SSDI only if a parent, adoptive parent, or stepparent is receiving Social Security retirement or disability benefits (SSDI) – or had earned enough Social Security credits before dying to be entitled to one of these benefits.Author: Bethany K. Laurence, Attorney.
You can use the online application to apply for disability benefits if you: Are age 18 or older; Are not currently receiving benefits on your own Social Security record; Are unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death; and; Have not been denied disability benefits in the last 60 days.
Social Security benefits are available for most unmarried dependent stepchildren who are under the age of 18 or have a disability. The stepchildren of disabled or retired individuals who are insured through Social Security are eligible for dependents benefits just like biological or adopted children.Author: Bethany K. Laurence, Attorney.