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Social Security Income for Children with Disabilities

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You might not know that children with disabilities can qualify to receive supplemental security income from the Social Security Administration. In these cases, checks are sent to the parents to help pay for medicine and extra childcare costs. The money helps relieve parents from the substantial financial burdens of the underlying condition of their child, or children's disability.  

Our law offices most often work with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and counselors to receive the documentation for the child’s social security application. Often the parents do not know they can receive supplemental income to help them help their children. We typically work with kids who are at least 6 years old because the school reaches out. The kid will present difficulties in class and either be enrolled in an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Then the counselor identifies the disability and contacts us to request assistance, understanding that the extra payments will help the family and the child.    

We are consistently available to all our clients. Counselors are always shocked at how quickly they receive a response, often from Mr. Cataldi, himself, to answer questions and guide them through the process. 

We stick with our clients to get the help their families need. In one case, we worked with the parents of a 9th grader, who seemed normal in every way – on the surface. She could act normally in conversation and seemed to understand what was happening, but her test scores were awful. She could not pay attention, and her counselor found that she had anxiety and depression on top of her ADHD. Our office helped to document her symptoms through the two forms we created, the Childhood Disability Evaluation Form and the Childhood Mental Impairment Questionnaire. Further, we provided the child’s school with a detailed Teacher’s Questionnaire. These documents are very straightforward, and they speed up the application process. Please contact us for more information or to fill out a Free Case Evaluation.

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