Applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Children
Many parents with disabled children bear heavy financial responsibilities that can cause stress and anxiety for the entire family. If you have a disabled child, then you may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSI benefits were created to provide financial assistance to individuals suffering from a disability if those individuals have limited income and resources. If you have a disabled child and are struggling to make ends meet, contact our Cleveland Social Security disability lawyers today to find out whether your child qualifies for SSI.
How to Know If My Child Qualifies
For purposes of SSI, in order to be considered disabled, your child must suffer from an impairment that substantially limits his or her activities. The impairment must last or be expected to last for at least 12 months, or be a condition that is likely to result in death. An experienced Social Security disability attorney can discuss the specific details of your case and help you determine whether your child is qualified for SSI benefits.
How to Apply
In order to apply for SSI benefits, you must complete an application with your local Social Security office. To schedule an appointment with your local Social Security office, you must call the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213. A representative will schedule an appointment with you over the phone and inform you of what documents you will need to have with you to complete your application.
Prior to your appointment you can complete the Child Disability Report online at https://secure.ssa.gov/apps6z/i3820/main.html. However, it is not necessary to complete the report online as it can be completed at the time of your appointment. If you do choose to complete this portion of the application online, remember that it is not a substitute for completing the remainder of the application with your local Social Security office.
If you have a disabled child and wish to apply for SSI benefits, contact our office today to schedule a free initial case evaluation. Our experienced Cleveland Social Security disability lawyers have years of experience successfully representing children in SSI claims and know how to help you get the benefits that you deserve. Call the Law Office of Kordic & Braun today at 1-800-621-0899. There is no obligation, and our lawyers don’t get paid if you don’t win.