Find out for FREE if you qualify for disabled adult children benefits
It could be you or a member of your family. When medical impairments starting in childhood make it impossible for someone to work, very often they depend on support from their parents.
Then a parent retires, develops their own disability or dies.
If your family faces this situation, you might be wondering where to turn. You’re worried about paying for housing and transportation, or putting food on the table for yourself or a loved one.
Social Security has a benefits program that could provide financial relief.
When parents worked and paid enough Social Security taxes to qualify for retirement or disability benefits, their adult children with medical impairments may qualify for disability benefits, too.
But you have to meet certain conditions. Proving that an adult child qualifies for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) comes with unique challenges.
For example, if you’re applying as a disabled adult child yourself, you have to show that you had a disability before age 22. That can be difficult if several years have passed since you were that age. With time, medical records get harder to track down.
Most people get turned down when they first apply for all kinds of disability benefits. But at Nash Disability Law, we know Chicagoland people are tough and full of grit and determination.
That’s why we proudly take time to sit with you in person – or consult on the phone – to build your best case for benefits. With some law firms, you won’t see a lawyer until minutes before you have a hearing with a judge. That’s a terrible idea.
What is the SSDI definition of disability?
Social Security requires you to meet these conditions to qualify for disability benefits:
- You must have a physical or mental impairment that leaves you unable to work;
- Your medical condition must be expected to leave you unable to work for a year.
What you need to qualify for SSDI as a disabled adult child
For disabled adult child benefits applicants, Social Security has qualifications covering your age, your marital status, your health and your parents’ situation:
- You’re 18 or older.
- You’re not married.
- One of your parents paid enough Social Security taxes through work and is deceased, or now receives Social Security disability or retirement benefits.
- You have medical condition(s) that have made it impossible for you to work since before age 22.
What health conditions qualify for disabled adult child benefits?
Almost any medical problem that keeps you from being able to work can make you eligible for disability benefits. Here is a partial list of common medical conditions that qualify for benefits:
- Anemia »
- Ankylosing Spondylitis »
- Asperger Syndrome »
- Asthma and COPD »
- Autism »
- Blindness and Visual Impairments »
- Cancer »
- Carpal Tunnel »
- Chronic Fatigue »
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) »
- Crohn’s Disease »
- CRPS »
- Cystic Fibrosis »
- Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) »
- Diabetes »
- Fibromyalgia »
- Hashimoto’s Disease »
- Headaches »
- Hepatitis C and Liver Disease »
- Hidradenitis Suppurativa »
- HIV/AIDS »
- Huntington’s Disease »
- Ischemic Heart Disease »
- Lupus »
- Mental Conditions »
- Multiple Sclerosis »
- Muscular Dystrophy »
- Obesity »
- OCD »
- Osteoarthritis »
- Personality Disorders »
- Psoriasis »
- PTSD »
- Rheumatoid Arthritis »
- Sarcoidosis »
- Schizophrenia »
- Seizures »
- Sickle Cell Anemia »
- Stroke »
- Ulcerative Colitis »
When you bring your claim to Nash Disability Law, we are always available to meet with you in person to get a better understanding of your medical condition and your particular situation. In fact, most “particular” situations involve more than one health problem and unique limitations.
CONTACT US today for a FREE CONSULTATION of your case. Let Nash Disability Law’s experience be the difference in your case!
If you don’t see your medical problem in this list, just ask us. When you bring your situation to Nash Disability Law, we’re always available to meet with you in person or to talk by phone to get a better understanding of your medical condition and circumstances.
How Does Nash Disability Law help you?
Most people get turned down when they first apply for disability benefits. At Nash Disability Law, we focus entirely on understanding this system so we can help you.
In our decades of experience with disability law and disabled adult child cases, we’ve developed some important strategies:
- Every case is different, so we help you tell your unique story.
- Evidence is important to your case. We work together to get the right evidence in front of the right person in the government at the right time.
- If you need to track down medical records from years ago to prove your SSDI case as an adult child, we can help determine what evidence is important.
- Social Security has been known to lose documents or claim it never received them. We collect written proof that Social Security received all of the important documents in your case.
- Your medical treatment is important for your case. We assess whether you’ve been talking with your doctor about your daily health problems and limitations.
- Details of your situation are important. It’s no time to be embarrassed or to hide them. Remember, you deserve these benefits to protect your independence and dignity.
You pay nothing for an attorney until you win.