Children and Social Security Benefits
Social Security for Children
Does your child qualify for Supplemental Security Income?
Supplemental Security Income is income related and a child’s family must financially qualify for benefits in addition to being disabled. Obviously, a child, being a young individual, does not have any work history, therefore, would not qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
Before a child’s disability claim is even considered, one must calculate whether or not the income/assets of the family would disqualify or eliminate most or all of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in the event the claim was approved.
If the families income qualifies the child to receive SSI benefits, two different questions are asking in determining whether a minor child will qualify for disability benefits.
- Is the child disabled?
- Will the child be eligible for SSI benefits?
Our SSI/SSD lawyers will immediately evaluate claims as to whether or not there would be benefits payable in the event the claim was successful.
For further information regarding a claim for your minor child, do not hesitate to contact us for a free office or telephone consultation at Drummond Disability 800-842-0426.