Benefits for Disabled Children

Disabled children as well as adults disabled since childhood are entitled to receive Social Security disability payments if they meet certain requirements. There are currently two programs that pay these benefits: Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) and supplemental security income (SSI).

If your child under the age of 18 or your adult “child” suffers a disability, he or she may be eligible for benefits through the Social Security Administration. However, it can be difficult to secure these payments, and many people are denied at least once in the process. If you need help with applying for benefits or appealing a denied claim, contact a knowledgeable Indianapolis Social Security disability attorney from the Hankey Law Office, today at (800) 520-3633.

Supplemental Security Income

For disabled children under the age of 18 whose families have little income and few financial resources, Social Security pays out SSI benefits. These payments are based on a child’s need as opposed to prior work experience. The benefits will continue as long as the child is disabled, under age 18, and has little income or resources.

Social Security Disability Insurance

When a person who is disabled before age 22 becomes an adult, he or she may be able to receive SSDI benefits through a parent’s earning record as long as the individual meets the adult definition of a disability. Additionally, these benefits are only available when the parent is retired or disabled and drawing Social Security benefits, or if the parent passes away after acquiring a certain amount of work credits.

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If you believe that your disabled child has been turned down for Social Security benefits in error or are having trouble applying for the benefits, our attorneys may be able to help. To learn more about your legal options, contact an Indianapolis Social Security lawyer of Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633 today.