Children whose parents are disabled can receive Social Security benefits if the parent also receives benefits, according to an article on Social Security Insider published in 2009. For children to receive benefits, at le... More » Government & Politics Social Services

American citizens and permanent legal residents age 65 and older may be eligible for Medicare. Recipients need enough work credits to have qualified for Social Security or must have a spouse who is eligible. In addition,... More »

Legislation regarding marital rights and division of the assets following a divorce varies greatly from state to state. According to Forbes, the greatest determining factor in asset division is whether the couple resides... More » Government & Politics Law

Texas has the same Social Security benefits that are given to all Americans; however, Texas is also one of the states that offers its own Social Security supplemental income payments. Each supplemental payment is depende... More » Government & Politics Social Services

Someone who is divorced can receive Social Security benefits if the ex-spouse is over 62 and the marriage lasted longer than 10 years, according to the Social Security Administration. The ex-spouse can also receive benef... More » Government & Politics Social Services

To apply for Social Security benefits online, navigate to the Social Security Administration’s website, click on the Apply for Retirement Benefits button, answer questions about your situation and submit your application... More »

Individuals receiving Social Security benefits are allowed to supplement their benefit income with other types of income, including income earned from work, Social Security Supplemental Income, private insurance payments... More » Government & Politics Social Services