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Can children receive Social Security Disability benefits?

On Behalf of | Jan 20, 2022 | Firm News

Many Whittier area residents have heard of Social Security Disability (SSD) and many receive these benefits because of their physical or mental disabilities. SSD helps people receive compensation when they are not able to work due to a physical or mental handicap. But Social Security is not just for adults. Children who have a disability may also qualify for Social Security Income (SSI).

Parents of children with disabilities know how much care their child needs. Although they are loved unconditionally it can be very expensive to raise a child with disabilities. Luckily many of these children may qualify for SSI. There are certain eligibility requirements for a disabled child. These include:

  • The child needs to be under 18.
  • The household needs to meet income requirements.
  • The child must have a physical or mental condition that very seriously limits their activities
  • And the condition must have lasted or be expected to last at least 1 year or result in death.

A legal professional who is skilled in Social Security Disability has the experience necessary to help a family through the process of qualifying for SSD. An attorney can assist people suffering from physical and mental impairments that severely affect their lives. They can help with every step of the process including the initial application, request for administrative hearing, and any appeals that may need to happen. Having an experienced attorney on your side can mean the difference between qualifying for SSD or not. They will work hard to explain the process to their client and make sure their future is protected.