Get free advice on SSI for children
When you’re raising a child with a disability, most people simply can’t understand what you’re going through.
It’s incredibly challenging. And you’re always searching for any available resources that could help your child.
What a lot of single mothers – or any parents – don’t realize is that the federal government offers disability benefits for children.
Your child may qualify for Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, a program run by the Social Security Administration.
You can use the money to pay for occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical equipment, tutoring or other needs for your child.
But Social Security has thousands of rules for disability benefits. Many people are denied benefits when they first apply. And applying for a child has a different set of requirements than adult disability applications.
At Nash Disability Law, we can determine whether your child qualifies for SSI. You don’t have to pay anything to learn more. We evaluate your family’s situation for free.
Family financial requirements for childhood SSI
For childhood SSI, the financial situation of the family is taken into account. But something a lot of parents don’t realize is that you can be working a regular job and your family can still get the benefit of childhood SSI. Here are the family financial factors that SSA may assess:
- Your family is receiving state assistance, food stamps or Medicaid.
- Your household income is under certain limits determined on a scale set by Social Security. Generally, you can earn up to $36,000 a year as a single parent.
- In a two-parent household, both parents together can earn up to $44,000.