Are handicapped children eligible for coverage beyond age 26?

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Yes, special provisions exist for continued coverage of a dependent child over age 26 who is mentally disabled or physically handicapped and unable to earn a living and who is dependent upon you for support. In order to qualify your child for coverage under the Plan, you must notify MIT and submit an application and adequate proof within 31 days of the date your handicapped child reaches age 26. Please consult your MIT Summary Plan Description for additional information. If you fail to meet this deadline, your handicapped child’s right to continue Plan coverage as your dependent will be lost.