Children's Disability Benefits

Does your child qualify?

Parents and caregivers of minor children who have been medically proven to be permanently disabled or to have a disability that will last for longer than year are encouraged to contact Harris & Riviere as soon as possible. Our firm can use our extensive experience and knowledge of the Social Security system to help determine your child's eligibility to receive disability payments. If your child is younger than 18 and meets all federal and state qualifications for Social Security, benefits may be available to him or her.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact our firm's Social Security disability lawyers in Tampa. When you request payments for your child, you will need to provide information regarding your child's medical condition, school records, and additional documents such as therapy findings or teachers' information to help determine eligibility. Once all forms and documentation are in order, the paperwork will be submitted for approval.

You will also need to follow specific rules and regulations to establish your child's eligibility for Social Security disability benefits, including:

  • Your child must not be working.
  • Your child must have a condition that is significantly disabling.
  • The child's physical or mental condition must be medically determined to have been disabling or be expected to be disabling for at least a year or must be expected to result in death.

Conditions that May Qualify

Many medical conditions are recognized as qualifying conditions for applicants of Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits for children, including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Blindness or deafness
  • Down syndrome
  • HIV infection
  • Intellectual complications
  • Heart conditions
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Significantly low birth weight

Contact Harris & Riviere today!

At our firm, we stand ready to assist families in overcoming this challenging time in their lives. We know that the legal system can be daunting. When you retain the guidance of our firm, we will thoroughly review your situation, determine whether your child is eligible to obtain benefits, and provide you with information on how to qualify.

If necessary, we can help appeal a wrongful finding and diligently pursue justice on behalf of your child. Learn how Harris & Riviere can help you. Contact our office and schedule a free case evaluation now.