Find out for FREE if your child qualifies for SSI
When your child has physical or mental impairments that keep him or her from functioning like other children the same age, you know how challenging this can be.
A lot of parents don’t realize that the federal government has a disability benefits program that could help: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for children.
But to win SSI – and get help paying for much-needed medical equipment, therapy or tutors – the Social Security Administration (SSA) requires you to prove the extent of your child’s disability first.
The SSA is a massive government agency with thousands of rules. Most people get turned down when they first apply for childhood SSI benefits. But at Nash Disability Law, we know Chicagoland people are tough and full of grit and determination.
With some law firms, you won’t see a lawyer until minutes before your child has a hearing with a judge. Terrible idea.
We take time to sit with you in person – or consult on the phone – to build your child’s best case for benefits.
At Nash Disability Law, you pay nothing until you win benefits. And it costs nothing for you to learn more. If you’re wondering whether your child qualifies for SSI, give us a call. We will evaluate your family’s situation for free.
What is the SSI definition of disability for children?
For children to qualify for SSI, they must meet all of these conditions:
- Your child must be under 18, or age 18 but not yet graduated from high school.
- Your child must have “marked and severe functional limitations,” which means they are unable to function on the same level as other children the same age.
- Your child’s impairment has lasted or is expected to last at least a year.