Do you have a child under the age of 18 who has become disabled? Are you
wondering whether he or she is eligible to seek disability benefits? Most
working individuals contribute to the Social Security disability insurance
program each and every time they are paid. Benefits, should an individual
become permanently disabled, are based on how many qualifying hours a
person has worked and how much he or she has paid in Social Security taxes.
As your child has not likely contributed to this program, he or she will
not be able to seek this type of disability benefits. This does not mean
no benefits are available.
Disability benefits can be pursued through another Social Security program, the
Supplemental Security Income disability program.
This program does offer disability benefits to children. As long as your
child falls within the Social Security Administration's definition
of disabled as it applies to children, and providing you and your child
meets all of the other disability qualifications, he or she may be eligible
to receive SSI disability benefits.
Here are examples of disabilities which could make a child eligible to
receive benefits through the Social Security Administration:
- Cerebral palsy
- Down syndrome
- Severe heart condition
- Muscular dystrophy
If you are interested in pursuing disability benefits for your child, a
Tampa disability lawyer from our firm will be more than happy to review
your child's case and advise you as to whether he or she meets eligibility
Our founding attorneys each have more than 25 years legal experience. When
you retain our services you will be getting more than five decades of
experience on your side. We treat all our clients with the compassion
and respect they deserve, as we understand how difficult these types of
situations can become. You want to do what is best for your child and
we are here to give you the legal support you require.
Call Harris & Riviere, Attorneys at Law immediately to schedule your free initial consultation.