My child has a mental illness. Is she eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits?

May 22, 2018

Yes, mental illness is a frequently used basis for getting childhood SSI benefits.

Unfortunately, it’s still common for members of the public, or even family members, to fail to understand these issues.
At Nash Disability Law, we have a long history of understanding how the nuances and misimpressions associated with this issue affect a child’s ability to function on the same level as their peers.

The law firm has been very active over a period of many years in advocating for the rights of those affected by mental illness, including important issues of access to meaningful care without stigma.