Will my spouse and/or dependant children get benefits?

Social Security Disability Insurance pays benefits to you and certain members of your family if you are "insured," meaning that you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes. When you start receiving disability benefits, members of your immediate family, including your wife and dependent children may also qualify for benefits. Each qualified child may receive a monthly payment up to one-half of your full disability amount, but there is a limit to the amount that can be paid to the family as a whole.