Adult Disabled Child having kids

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 03/11/2018 - 22:55

I am an adult disabled child and have been on disability for 4 years now. I was engaged but found out I would lose all my benefits if I married. My fiance and I chose to have a commitment ceremony instead of losing my income and insurance. He could not afford to support us on his income alone. Now we are discussing trying to have children. Am I allowed to have a child and still qualify for my social security benefits? I am aware with my condition it would be a high risk pregnancy but we still would like to try. It seems unfair that they would be able to prevent me from marrying and having children because of my disability.

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 16:50 Permalink

Hi There,

Your benefits may not be taken away all together. Your child may be able to qualify for auxiliary benefits off of your benefits.

Cb (not verified)
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:48 Permalink

I also have been on disability going on 3 years. I was engaged before I became disabled. Because we couldn't afford my medical bills alone we didn't get married. We been talking about having kids and i know with my condition that I would need a high risk doctor. I am seeking answers if my benefits will stay the same when I get pregnant/ have a baby?


In reply to by Cb (not verified)

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 10:40 Permalink

Hi Cb,

Having kids should not decrease your benefits. If you are receiving SSDI (not SSI), then your child may actually qualify for auxiliary benefits, which can be up to 50% of the amount you are receiving.

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