Children with disabilities face unique challenges. This is particularly true for those unable to earn a substantial living due to a severe, long-term injury or disability. Among other hurdles, they do not have the work history to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits on their own. Fortunately, the law provides a way around this obstacle.
Adult children with disabilities can sometimes qualify for SSD benefits based on their parents’ work history, whether the parent is still living or not. Additionally, if you receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you may be eligible for benefits for your dependent children who are under age 18, regardless of whether they are disabled.
Pursuing benefits for a child with disabilities is more complicated than applying for SSD on your own. The interplay between SSD and SSI can also be complex. Much depends on the individual circumstances of your child and his or her medical condition.
At the Law Office of Morrin & Sands, we can help you navigate the obstacles involved in pursuing SSD benefits for a child with disabilities – whether a minor or an adult. Our lawyers will work one-on-one with you and your family to analyze eligibility issues. From there, we will chart a course of action aimed at getting benefits with minimal stress and delay.
Experience is critical when navigating the nuances of disabled child benefits. Our legal team includes skilled SSD attorneys with more than 30 years of collective experience. We can quickly anticipate the problems that may arise in your case and develop ways to overcome them. For example, in many situations, detailed medical evidence can make or break your case. We routinely work with medical experts to obtain the targeted documentation and testimony that are essential for success.
Our firm can represent you through all stages of the SSD process, from the initial application through any subsequent hearings and administrative appeals. You can rely on us for strategic guidance and thorough, easy-to-understand explanations of what happens next.
For more information about minor and adult child SSD benefits, call our office in Westbury, New York, or contact us online for a free consultation. You will owe no fees unless we obtain a favorable outcome in your case. Se habla español.
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