Are you struggling to earn an income due to a disability? Does your disabled child qualify for social security benefits, but their application was denied? When you’re trying to apply for social security benefits, a disability attorney can guide you through the process and fight for what you deserve. At Young Law Offices, PLLC in Raleigh, NC, our team will advocate and help you achieve the best possible outcome.
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Do You Qualify for Social Security Disability?
If you have a disability, you need and deserve to still earn an income. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a program funded by the federal government that provides monthly income for disabled individuals and/or their families who qualify.
Conditions that may qualify for SSDI include:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Digestive disorders
- Degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis
- Spine injuries
- Back pain and back injuries
- Depression and anxiety
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Blindness and loss of vision
- And more
However, the process of gaining SSDI is an arduous one, because filling out an application is difficult, and often the Social Security Administration will initially deny applications. If this is the case, our team is here to help. We understand how important it is for you and your family to receive SSDI when you are not able to work. We also thoroughly understand what is required for a successful application and how to best represent you during the appeals process.
If your application has been denied, you must appeal within 60 days of the denial notice, so contact us immediately.
Social Security Disability for Children
Social security benefits can help parents of children with disabilities by providing them with monthly income. In terms of SSI benefits, a child is someone who is unmarried and is not the head of a household, and is either under 18 or is under 22 and is a student regularly attending school. Children can be eligible for SSI from birth if they are determined to have severe physical or mental limitations or meet the requirements for blindness. Once a child reaches the age of 18, they are tested under the SSI requirements for adults.
Conditions in children that may qualify for SSI include:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Extremely low birth weight
- HIV infection
- Severe intellectual disabilities
- Total deafness or blindness
Disability attorney Rhonda Young and her team can work with you and your child to help you apply for social security benefits. If your child’s SSI application has been denied, she can help you appeal. Our team can also help your child apply for social security during a family law case.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits?
Social Security disability benefits (also called Social Security Disability Insurance) are disability payments and other benefits to disabled workers (or former disabled workers) and their families who have serious medical conditions that prevents them from working or from working on a full time basis. SSD benefits may consist of cash payments and medical coverage. Benefits depend on your financial situation and whether you qualify under the appropriate Social Security Administration regulations.
What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?
People who have never worked, or who have not paid into the Social Security system for the past five years, may qualify for Supplementary Security Income (SSI) benefits. Disabled children also may qualify for SSI benefits. SSI benefits may consist of cash payments and medical coverage. Benefits depend on your financial situation and whether you qualify under the appropriate Social Security Administration regulations.
Do I qualify for disability benefits?
Generally, in order to be considered disabled, you must be suffering from a long-term (12 months or more) or permanent disability that completely prevents you from performing any type of work activity whatsoever.
Does my child qualify for SSI benefits?
Your child may be eligible for SSI disability benefits beginning as early as the date of birth; there is no minimum age requirement. A child may be eligible for SSI disability benefits if they have a qualifying disability. The Social Security Administration may make immediate SSI payments to your child. For some provable medical conditions where SSI can being right away are:
- Total blindness
- Total deafness
- Cerebral palsy
- Down syndrome
- Muscular dystrophy
- Severe intellectual disability (child age 4 or older)
- Symptomatic HIV infection
- Birth weight below 2 pounds 10 ounces
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