In many cases, children with disabilities can receive SSI benefits or Social Security. Here at Richard Sly, Attorney at Law, we want to help guide you through the application process and help you understand which benefits your child is eligible for. If your child has a disability before the age of 22, they can receive benefits based on their parents’ earnings. As long as the impairment meets the adult disability classification, they can draw benefits. In some cases, children can start receiving benefits right away. Listed below are some conditions which are considered a disability in children.
- Cerebral Palsy
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Down Syndrome
- Low Birth Weight
- Total Blindness
- Total Deafness
Once a child receives benefits, they can be subjected to reviews, especially if their condition is expected to improve over time. These reports will be conducted every three years to evaluate the current medical state of your child. The conditions listed above are just a few that are eligible for disability benefits. If you have any questions regarding SSI in Portland or want to discuss the other conditions which might qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you can reach out to us by calling our office at (503) 676-6162 right now.
Are you wondering if you or a family member qualifies for SSI in Portland? Let us provide you with detailed information about the qualifications and application process. Supplemental Security Income is intended to help those who have little or no income and are disabled because they may not be able to support themselves. At Richard Sly, Attorney at Law, we want to help people in need achieve financial assistance, so we listed out the qualifications for SSI benefits.
Disabled- To qualify, you must be disabled. SSI covers a range of disabilities including blindness, musculoskeletal conditions, neurological disorders, immune disorders, and more. If you are unsure if a disability qualifies, you can reach out to us for clarification.
Limited Income- For one individual, their countable assets must be below $2,000 and for a married couple, it must be under $3,000. If you need help calculating the assets for a loved one or yourself, we can help you determine if it meets the maximum amount.
If you or a loved one meets the criteria listed above, you should contact Richard Sly, Attorney at Law to start the application process. Give us a call at (503) 676-6162 to schedule a consultation to discuss the benefits of SSI and how it will affect your current situation.