Benefits for Children
Children of people who are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are often able to receive payments. If children are themselves disabled and the parents are disabled or have little income, they may be eligible for SSI benefits. If one or both of their parents are deceased, retired or disabled, them may be able to receive benefits under SSDI. In short, there are several ways a child may become eligible to receive payments.
At the Everett, Washington, law firm of Russell & Hill, PLLC, our lawyers help families and children obtain the benefits to which they are entitled. Because each case is different, it is important to obtain legal counsel to help you evaluate the options available under SSI and SSDI.
For information about disability benefits for children, contact a lawyer at Russell & Hill. Call us toll-free at 855.212.9165 to learn more.
How an Attorney Can Help
Because there are several ways for a child to obtain SSI and SSDI benefits, we evaluate each case carefully to determine the correct approach. In almost all cases, we help clients document the disability of either the child or the parent. Here are some of the issues we consider:
- Did a disability occur before the disabled person turned 22?
- Does he or she meet the adult requirements for disability?
- Did a deceased parent work long enough to be eligible for Social Security benefits?
- What is the income of a disabled child’s parent?
In cases where we help disabled children apply for SSI benefits for themselves, we assemble medical and educational records that document the child’s disability. We also document the parents’ income and that of other people living in the household — SSI is a benefit for low income individuals. We help them complete the Child Disability Report that documents the child’s condition. We may contact teachers, counselors doctors and others in the education or health care fields to help prove the child’s claim.
In cases where an adult is receiving or is eligible for SSDI, his or her children under age 18 may also be eligible for SSDI benefits. We help clients collect the necessary documentation and develop strong cases for the disability of the parent so the child may receive benefits.
Contact Us Today
For information about Social Security benefits for children, contact us by e-mail or call 855.212.9165 to schedule a free initial consultation.
We receive many referrals from former clients. They send their relatives and friends to us because they have experienced our thorough and diligent representation and know we do everything we can for our clients.
Come to Russell & Hill for the following services:
- Free initial consultations
- Weekday, evening and weekend appointments
- Phone consultations 24 hours a day in emergencies
- In-house Spanish translation
- A convenient location on Broadway in Everett
Author: James Hill