Does Your Child Qualify for Social Security Disability?
Find out by retaining an experienced attorney from our firm!
If you have a disabled child, you need as much financial support as you can get. Treatment and medicine can be expensive, and you may also have to pay for childcare. Perhaps you have chosen to work fewer hours so that you can be available to take care of your child more. It can be difficult to cover these costs while still providing your child with opportunities to enjoy all that life has to offer.
Our firm wants to make the life of both you and your child easier by pursing Social Security Disability benefits. Navigating the system can be challenging, but with 20 years of experience, you can trust our Las Vegas Social Security Disability lawyers to assist you every step of the way.
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How do I apply for SSD benefits for my child?
Fortunately, not all of the same rules for adult Social Security Disability benefits apply to children. Before a child can receive benefits, both the child's income and the family's income must be evaluated. This tells the Social Security office how much money your child can receive each month.
A child must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible:
- The child must not be working and earning more than $1,07 a month
- The child must have a physical or mental condition that results in "marked and severe functional limitations"
- The child's condition must have been disabling for at least 12 months or be expected to result in death
When you apply for benefits, you are required to send in thorough information about your child's disability and how it impacts them on a regular basis. Teachers, doctors, and therapists may also be required to send in information. Although it can take three to five months to process your application, some medical conditions might cause benefit payments to begin right away.
Dedicated Help from a Las Vegas Social Security Disability Attorney
At Disability Action Advocates, we help families with disabled children take full advantage of the benefits that are available under the Social Security Disability Insurance and
Supplemental Security Income programs, and we know how to get results. When you have an AV® rated attorney with over 20 years of experience on your side, you stand a much better chance of receiving the benefits you need with minimal delay and frustration.
Get in touch with us today to schedule your free consultation and begin the application process!