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Disability for Children

Disability for Children

Call Our Proven Reno Social Security Disability Lawyer and Representatives

Disabled children under the age of 18 unable to receive the care that they need can apply for disability to the Social Security Administration. Claims are evaluated according to this definition of disability for children:

  • The child must be seriously limited in his/her activities due to a physical or mental condition(s).
  • The condition must have existed for at least one year, or be expected to last a year or more.

If you have a disabled child, you need as much financial support as you can get. Treatment and medicine can be expensive, and you may also have to pay for childcare or treatment facilities. Perhaps you have chosen to work fewer hours so you can be more available to take care of your child. It can be difficult to cover these costs while still providing your child with opportunities to enjoy all that life has to offer.

Our office wants to make the life of both you and your child easier by pursing Social Security Disability benefits. Navigating the system can be challenging, but with 20 years of experience, you can trust our Social Security Disability advocates to assist you every step of the way.

If your child has a disability, a meeting with a trusted lawyer or representatives from our office will provide you with the guidance you need to apply for Social Security Disability benefits. During our nearly two decades of assisting clients in the application process, we have helped thousands to successfully apply for and obtain these types of benefits.

If you need to file a claim for your disabled child, our office is ready to help. Call our Reno Social Security Disability advocates at (888) 401-3920 today.

How do I apply for SSD benefits for my child?

Not all of the same rules for adult Social Security Disability benefits apply to children. Before a child can receive benefits, both the child's income and the family's income must be evaluated. This tells the Social Security office how much money your child can receive each month.

A child must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible:

  • They cannot be working or earning in excess of $1,180 gross income per month
  • They have a mental or physical issue that has brought about serious or noticeable limitations in function
  • The child's condition must have been disabling for at least one year or can result in death

When you apply for benefits, you are required to send in complete information about your child's disability and how it impacts them on a regular basis. Teachers, doctors, and therapists may also be required to send in information. Although it can take three to five months to process your application, some medical conditions might cause benefit payments to begin right away.

We're ready to discuss your family's SSD claim options during this trying time. Contact us at Disability Action Advocates to request a case evaluation with our trusted team of professionals.


Our Services Include:
  • Filing all forms for the initial application, reconsideration & hearing
  • Helping you through each step of the process so you know what to expect
  • Coordinating any social security doctor appointments you may have
  • Obtaining all your medical records and gather the necessary information
  • Reviewing your file thoroughly to discover weaknesses & determine what is needed to obtain a favorable decision
  • Representing you at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge
  • Supporting you throughout the entire process
  • Appealing your case if appropriate


Hear It From Clients We've Helped
    Caring, Compassionate, Results Oriented

    “From the very beginning, the staff, Wendy, Michelle, and Mauricio were wonderful about answering my many questions, returning my calls promptly, and encouraging to me throughout the entire process.”

    - Beth
    Highly Recommend DAA.

    “I want to thank DAA for helping me get my SSD quickly and efficiently. I was recovering from a life changing illness, and just couldn't bare to deal with this, along with everything else. Thank you for taking care of me.”

    - Christine A.
    I would very likely recommend your services to anyone who needs this service!

    “My caseworker Wendy Steiner was excellent. She answered all my questions and was very through. She kept me updated on my claim. I would very likely recommend your services to anyone who needs this service.”

    - Mary F.
    You have changed my life.

    “From the first call to the first visit they were very helpful and confident in taking my case on. And in just a few short months they completed their job. Thank you for the great job and professional service you provided.”

    - B. Barnes
    The service was very helpful and quick

    “The service was very helpful and quick. I didn't have to repeat myself or go over info time and time again. They were very customer oriented and accurate.”

    - Tonda B.

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