Disabilities impact everyone in the family, including children. If you are a parent or caregiver who needs assistance caring for a child with a disability, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers benefits that you may be eligible to receive. At Andrew C. Burrell, P.A. Attorneys at Law, our Harrison County child disability benefits lawyers have 30 years of combined disability law experience in Mississippi.
Defining And Determining Social Security For Minors In Jackson County
Under the Social Security Income (SSI) benefits for children, the SSA divides children into two categories by age: seven-year-old to 14 year-old children and 14-year-old to 18-year-old children; all benefits stop at age 18. (Adults who were disabled during childhood may also be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits.) When reviewing an application, the SSA considers the child's disability, income and resources as well as his or her family's or caregiver's income and resources.
It may take three to five months to determine if a child qualifies, but some families can receive immediate payments when a child has certain medical conditions, some of which include total blindness or deafness, HIV infection, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy and other severe conditions.
Typically, it is more difficult to apply for benefits in these circumstances than it is for other Social Security disability programs. Extensive documentation and other steps are needed to meet high federal standards. With our detail-oriented, personal approach, we can first determine if it is worth it for you to apply for benefits, and then we will help manage the details so nothing is overlooked.
Contact An Experienced Mississippi Child Disability Lawyer Today
Contact our experienced, personable Mississippi Gulf Coast disability benefits attorneys by calling 228-206-3158, toll free at 888-614-6231 or by sending an email. We offer free initial consultations.