Children with chronic illnesses, diseases or disabilities that significantly affect their schooling or home life can collect Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments if their families have low income and assets.
How Can My Child Qualify for Social Security Disability?
If your child has a disability that greatly affects their ability to function, they may qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits.
Types of Services SSI Can Provide for Kids With Disabilities
SSI can help pay for food, shelter, and services for children with special needs.
How a Lawyer Can Help Get Disability Benefits for a Child (SSI)
Caring for a physically and/or mentally disabled child can be not only emotionally demanding, but financially devastating.
How Family Income Is Deemed for Child SSI Applicants
Social Security attributes some of parents’ income to children for the purpose of deciding SSI eligibility in a process called “deeming.”
Appealing a Denied Disability Claim for Developmental Delay
Children who have developmental delays, which can include learning disabilities, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, and other impairments that prevent a child from developing at a rate equal to ot
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Can You Get Disability Benefits if Your Child Has ADHD or ADD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is sometimes diagnosed in children who exhibit impulsiveness, inattention, or hyperactivity to a degree that isn't appropriate for their age.
Filing for Disability for Asperger's Syndrome in Children
Children who have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome that severely affects their functioning at home or school may be able to get disability benefits through SSI.
Getting Disability Benefits for Autism
Disability applicants who have serious difficulty communicating to others, impaired social conduct, and repetitive behavior patterns may qualify for benefits.
How to Get Disability Benefits for a Child With Cerebral Palsy
If your child has cerebral palsy that causes problems standing, walking, or using his or her hands effectively, and you have low income, your child should qualify for SSI.
How to Get Disability Benefits for a Child With Epilepsy
If your child has frequent disruptive seizures despite being on medication, and you have low income, your child should be eligible for SSI.
Childhood Lupus and Disability (SSI)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or lupus for short, is an auto-immune disease that affects multiple organs or body systems such as the joints, kidneys, lungs, and, intestines.
How to Get SSI Benefits for a Premature Baby
Premature babies, those born before 37 weeks, often suffer from low birth weight and underdeveloped lungs and other organs.
Getting Disability Benefits for Spina Bifida
Spina bifida is a disease that affects children and can be very disabling. If your child has spina bifida, he or she may qualify for SSI disability benefits by applying through Social Security.
Disability Benefits for Children with Muscular Dystrophy
Children whose muscular dystrophy severely limits their movement may be eligible for SSI benefits.
Can We Get Social Security Benefits for a Child With Learning Disabilities?
Many parents wonder whether their child who has been diagnosed with a learning disability will qualify for disability benefits through the SSI program.
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Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability
Written by a former SSA medical consultant, Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability is the essential book for learning about the disability process, and can be helpful whether you hire or lawyer or not.
Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get the Most out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits
Nolo's book covers Medicaid rules for seniors and persons with disabilities.