Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Children with Disabilities

It takes tremendous courage to cope with a disability, especially for a child who has their entire future ahead of them. To ensure that disabled children are provided the proper care, treatment, and attention that they need on a medical, financial, and social level, benefits are available through the Social Security Administration (SSA) for qualifying children.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments are given to children younger than the age of 18 who are determined to have disabilities and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may be given to adults who developed a disability in childhood.  Since SSDI benefits are paid based on a parent’s Social Security earnings record, it is referred to as a “child’s” benefit even though it’s given to adults.

Applying for Social Security disability benefits is a complex and demanding process.  Not only are there strict rules and standards in terms of what is considered a disability, but there are also several steps to the application and appeal process.  It is extremely important for parents, caregivers, or representatives of children younger than age 18 who have disabilities to be fully aware of the SSD claims process.  It may also be beneficial to consult with an attorney who has years of experience helping disabled children and adults obtain the Social Security disability benefits that they need and deserve.

Passionate Pursuit of Child Disability Benefits in Michigan

Baldwin Legal Services PLLC pursues Social Security Disability for children.  Your child has more than one opportunity to obtain the benefits he or she needs.  If your child has been denied disability benefits from the Social Security Administration, our experienced lawyers can help you understand your child’s options and rights, empowering you to make informed decisions and submit the best possible application.  Call us 877-886-1441 today for a free consultation and to learn more about how we can help.

Children and families can benefit from Social Security Disability benefits if they suffer from a broad range of diseases and disabilities, including:

  • Autism
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • Scoliosis
  • Juvenile diabetes
  • Developmental disabilities and delays
  • Low birth weight
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Other diseases and physical or mental impairments

The Process to Secure SSI Children’s Benefits

We will work with your doctor to ensure we receive all documentation related to any episodes of illness and prescription information.  In addition, we will communicate with the school on securing records on grades, attendance, disciplinary actions, and teacher comments.  We can also explore the option of testing your child for any learning disabilities through your school district.

The process is detailed and requires patience on all sides. No matter how long the process may take, our goal as Children’s SSI lawyers is to ensure that your child gets the benefits they are entitled to and the medical care and attention they deserve.

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Because the Social Security application process involves so many steps, it is easy to omit important information that may prove your child’s right to benefits.  This is why seeking guidance and counsel from a skilled Michigan SSI child disability attorney can make such a difference in whether a child is awarded benefits or not.  The legal team at Baldwin Legal Services PLLC can help ensure that you meet deadlines and that you’ve gathered all the proper and necessary evidence from medical and school records.  Call us 877-886-1441 today for a free consultation and to learn more about how we can help.  SSI cases are taken on a contingency fee basis.  That means, no out-of-pocket expenses for you.  The Social Security Administration pays our fee directly if we win your case.

Baldwin Legal Services PLLC represents clients throughout Michigan in Detroit, Troy, Southfield, Warren, Livonia, Novi, Royal Oak, Rochester, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, Sterling Heights, Waterford, Farmington, Pontiac, Dearborn, Ann Arbor, Saginaw and communities in Wayne, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb counties.