Thursday, February 26, 2015

Social Security Disability Benefits for Children

A disability is an unfortunate circumstance for any child and his/her family. It reduces the chances for the child to have a good quality of life, to say nothing of the financial challenges that could complicate things further for the family. Despite these, it should not always be viewed as a hardship; after all, every child is a gift, and with enough love and proper care, the child and his/her family can live the way they’re meant to.

To help with the financial concerns that come with any disabling condition, a family can gain benefits from social security disability for children. For example: low income families with disabled children can claim Supplemental Security Income (SSI) before those children turn 18.

Before collecting benefits, the child must fit the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of disabled. Determining the eligibility would be the first step towards that end. Here are some of the impairments listed by the SSA that may qualify a child for the benefit:

·         Growth Impairment – whether a disability in itself or caused by another specific condition
·         Issues in the musculoskeletal system
·         Disabilities in special senses or speech
·         Respiratory problems
·         Cardiovascular problems
·         Disorders in the digestive system
·         Hematological disorders
·         Skin disorders
·         Neurological conditions
·         Immune system disorders

The process can be complex so you might want to contact an eligibility management firm to help you file the necessary claims.

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