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How do you apply for disability for your child or your children ?
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
To apply for SSI disability for your children, you must contact the Social Security Administration to schedule an appointment for your child’s SSI disability claim.
In order to be prepared for your child’s disability interview, you will need to provide Social Security with information about the following:
A) Your child’s condition.
B) Your child’s medical treatment sources (i.e. doctors, hospitals, psychologists, psychiatrists, etc.).
C) Your child’s dates of treatment, medications, and testing.
It is advisable to write this information down prior to filing a disability application if your child has several medical treatment sources.
SSI disability is a needs based disability program that requires all applicants whether they are adults or children to meet strict income and resource limits. These non-disability requirements will be addressed during your child’s disability interview. Parental income and resources are counted toward this.
For instance, you will need to bring proof of your income and resources (for both parents if in the same household) and, of course, you will need to have knowledge of your child’s medical problems, physicians, and school information.
Additionally, you should bring in a certified birth certificate for the child (not the mother’s copy). If you have all of the above information, you are prepared to apply for your child’s disability.
How is a child disability claim evaluated? As with other types of disability claims, the medical evidence (Social Security Disability, SSI, and Medical Evidence). However, unlike claims for adults, SSA will not be looking at work history, obviously. Instead, the focus will be on whether or not your child is able to engage in age-appropriate activities.
Additional information at:
How are children eligible to receive disability benefits?
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SSD and SSI are Federal Programs
The title II Social Security Disability and title 16 SSI Disability programs operate under federal guidelines and, therefore, the program requirements--medical and non-medical--apply to all states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Recent approval and denial statistics for various states can be viewed here:
Social Security Disability, SSI Approval and Denial Statistics by state
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