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SSI Benefits for Children With Disabilities

You can depend on our Southfield law office because we have decades of experience assisting clients with their Social Security Income (SSI) claims for their children. These benefits are vital to help you provide a better quality of life for your child. Call (248) 356-8400 and we will fight for the benefits your child deserves.

Experience & Knowledge to Help You Succeed with Your Social Security Claim

If you have a disabled child, you may be eligible for the financial support that SSI child benefits will provide. While these cases can be difficult, the law office of Stephen L. Redisch has the experience and knowledge to help get the benefits you and your child deserve.

  • Your child’s condition must have existed for 12 months or be expected to last 12 months.
  • Your child must have a medical condition or mental illness that meets or equals the description in the Social Security administrations medical impairment listing manual.
  • Your child may have a combination of physical or mental impairments that results in a marked and severe functional limitation. Also, a combination of conditions resulting in severe limitation may qualify your child for Social Security disability benefits.

In order to qualify for children’s SSI benefits you must demonstrate a marked condition in two of the five domains, or an extreme condition in one of the five domains that Social Security uses to qualify your child for eligibility. The five domains include:

  • Acquiring and Using Information
  • Attending and Completing Tasks
  • Interacting and Relating With Others
  • Moving and Manipulating Objects
  • Caring for Himself or Herself

The following are some typical conditions that may qualify your child for SSI benefits:

  • Asthma
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Serious Mental or Physical Condition
  • Severe Scoliosis
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Organic Mental Disease
  • Disorders Of The Spine

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits for adults disabled since childhood

The SSDI program pays benefits to adults who have a disability that began before they became 22 years old. Social Security considers this SSDI benefit as a child’s benefit because it is paid on a parent’s Social Security earnings record. For a disabled adult to become entitled to this child benefit, one of his or her parents must meet the following criteria:

  • Parent must receive Social Security retirement or disability benefits or
  • Parent is deceased and had worked long enough under Social Security

These benefits also are payable to an adult who received dependents benefits on a parent’s Social Security earnings record prior to age 18, if he or she is disabled at age 18. Social Security will make the disability decision using the disability rules for adults.

SSDI disabled adult child benefits continue as long as the individual remains disabled. Your child does not need to have worked to get these benefits.

Call us today at (248) 356-8400 and schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your child’s Social Security disability benefit eligibility.

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