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HOW TO OBTAIN SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME FOR A DISABLED CHILD

cCharlotte-Social-Security-Disability-Attorney-2.jpgA common concern clients express to adisability lawyer in Greensboro, NC,surrounds receiving Supplementary Security Income (SSI) benefits for children under the age of 18. 

UNDERSTANDING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN TO QUALIFY FOR SSI

If a child is under the age of 18 and disabled, he or she might qualify to receive SSI benefits. This is a federal program providing benefits to children and adults who require them. In order to receive these benefits, the child must meet the requirements financially and medically. The child's condition will be examined, as will the family's circumstances, before a decision will be made about whether or not benefits will be provided.

EXPLAINING THE NON-MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN

In order for children to receive SSI benefits, the family must meet the financial requirements. Since a minor child will be dependent on their parents, there will be an examination of assets and income by the Social Security Administration (SSA). If it surpasses a certain amount, the disability the child suffers from will be irrelevant; no benefits will be given.

EXPLAINING MEDICAL DISABILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN

When the SSA looks at a case in which a family is seeking SSI benefits for a child, the definition of disability is specific and restrictive. For a child under the age of 18 to be considered disabled, the child will need to show a mental or physical impairment or a combination of impairments that will cause limitations. These limitations must be marked and severe. They must be expected to lead to the child's death or must last continuously for at least twelve months.

A doctor's statement that a child is disabled is not enough for the SSA to agree that SSI benefits will be provided. A diagnosis of autism, special education needs or attendance at a special schools are likewise not enough for a child to be considered disabled.

CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED DISABILITY LAWYER IN GREENSBORO, NC

If you have questions or concerns regarding whether or not your child is eligible for SSI benefits, a disability attorney in Greensboro, NC can help. Call the Bridgman Law Offices at (704) 815-6055 today.

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