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Chicago SSI for Kids FAQs

Chicago SSI for Kids FAQs
Could SSI benefits for a special needs child help your family? Get answers to common questions from Nash Disability Law.
Chicago SSI for Kids FAQs

Is my child eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

The Social Security Administration has several basic qualifications for childhood SSI disability benefits:
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How does Social Security decide if my child is disabled?

For the purposes of childhood SSI disability benefits, the Social Security Administration has a strict definition of “disabled”:

How does Social Security decide if my family financially qualifies for childhood SSI benefits?

These are the financial qualifications for families seeking Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits for a child:

Can my child get SSI benefits and Medicaid?

If your family is awarded Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits for your child, you will likely be entitled to Medicaid coverage a...

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How long does it take for Social Security to make a decision about my child’s SSI claim?

It can take approximately six months to receive a decision on your childhood SSI initial application and another six months on reconsideration.

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How much does it cost to hire an attorney for my child’s disability case? What if I can’t afford it?

Federal law regulates attorneys’ fees in childhood Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability cases. So, virtually every disability lawyer wor...

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Who decides if my child is disabled and eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits?

After your child’s SSI claim is filed, the case is sent to a disability examiner in the Social Security system. The examiner makes the initial de...

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Where is Nash Disability Law located? Do you offer telephone appointments for my child’s SSI claim?

We have three offices located throughout the Chicago area. We also offer telephone appointments. We encourage you to contact us.

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What can’t a lawyer do for me?

No lawyer can push around the federal government or change the law to your benefit. An experienced lawyer, like the disability lawyers at Nash Disa...

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Will my child receive medical insurance?

If your family is awarded Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits for your child, you will likely be entitled to Medicaid coverage a...

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I’m interested in talking with Nash Disability Law about my child’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim. What should I do next?

Call Nash Disability Law today! Whether you’ve already begun the application process or are still thinking of applying, Nash Disability wants...

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Why do I need a lawyer to help my family with a childhood Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim, and why should I hire Nash Disability Law?

Social Security statistics have shown that claimants who are represented by lawyers win more often than those who are not represented. Your best ch...

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

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

Unfortunately, it’s still common for members of the pub...

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