Indianapolis Children’s Disability Lawyer
Caring for a disabled child can put a significant financial strain on a family. Not only may the child require extensive medical attention, resulting in high medical bills, but one or both parents may have to forgo working in order to stay at home and take care of the child. Additionally, once a disabled child reaches age 18, he or she may be unable to work and cover the financial responsibilities associated with adulthood.
Although the Social Security Administration does provide disability benefits to children and adults disabled as children, it can be difficult to secure the benefits you and your family need without a tenacious Indianapolis children’s disability attorney who is willing to fight for your rights. To learn more about how the dedicated legal team at the Hankey Law Office, P.C., may be able to serve you, contact us at 317-634-8565 today.
Supplemental Security Income for Children
For those suffering a disabling illness or injury while under the age of 18, the Social Security Administration provides financial benefits called supplemental security income, or SSI. The following are some of the many requirements for obtaining SSI:
- The disability is expected to last at least 12 months or end in death
- The child has limited financial resources
- The caregiver has limited financial resources
Social Security Disability Insurance for Adults Disabled Since Childhood
Adults who were disabled before the age of 22 may have never had the opportunity to work and earn a sufficient amount of credits with the Social Security Administration to allow them to qualify for disability benefits. However, these individuals may be able to secure Social Security disability insurance, or SSDI, through their parents’.
In order to qualify, the disabled adult “child” must have a parent who is disabled or retired and drawing Social Security benefits, or a parent who has passed away after earning a certain amount of work credits.
SSI and SSDI benefits can be key components of caring for disabled children or adults disabled since childhood. However, the Social Security Administration can deny your application for benefits even if it seems that you or your loved one qualifies. For help with the disability benefits application process as well as any appeals, contact our Indianapolis children’s disability lawyers of the Hankey Law Office today at 317-634-8565.