Disability Benefits for Children
Children, from birth to 18 years of age, can be eligible for one type of Social Security aid for disabilities. The Social Security Administration (SSA) looks at the different aspects of the child’s injury or illness in order to determine if the child can receive Supplemental Security Income benefits.
Helping a child live with his or her disability is difficult enough for parents. If your child has a long-term disability, you should not have to worry about getting your child the benefits that he or she deserves as well. To help you earn the help that you and your child need, contact an Indiana long-term disability attorney from Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633.
Applying for Child Disability Benefits
When the SSA looks at your child’s case, there are a few things that you must have established in order to gain benefits. First, you must show that the disability, whether mental or physical, severely limits your child’s age-appropriate activities. Secondly, you must show that the health issue has been present for at least a year, or will be present for at least year, or will eventually be fatal.
Additionally, you may have to undergo an interview with the SSA to provide any other information that is necessary. Typically, the SSA will look at total household income and resources to determine how much income or resources the child has.
If you need help with supporting your disabled child, you should consult a long-term disability lawyer to help you with the SSA application for disability benefits. For more information, contact an Indiana long-term disability attorney from Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 today.