Disability for Children
Call Our Proven Reno Social Security Disability Lawyer
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 firm 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 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 firm 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.