Adult Disability Starter Kit. Fact Sheet: “What You Should Know Before You Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits.” The fact sheet includes the definition of disability and answers questions about applying for disability benefits.
Disability Evaluation Under Social Security Adult Listings (Part A) The following sections contain medical criteria that apply to the evaluation of impairments in adults age 18 and over and that may apply to the evaluation of impairments in children under age 18 if the disease processes have a similar effect on adults and younger children.
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If you are disabled and one of your parents receives Social Security benefits, you may be able to collect Social Security disability benefits based on your parent's earnings record. If you are over 18, you could qualify for benefits as a "disabled adult child." (Disabled children and teens under the Author: Nolo.