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Can a child receive disability benefits for asthma?

If your child has a severe case of asthma, he or she may quality for SSI disability. Asthma is a common respiratory disorder for children, and to ascertain the severity of your child’s asthma Social Security uses the guidelines set forth by Congress in the blue book, a resource used by disability examiners (examiners make decisions on SSI and SSD claims) that is titled Disability Evaluation for Social Security.

Your child must have a diagnosis of asthma with a well-documented medical history that addresses treatment and response along with information about the severity of your child’s asthma. If your child has asthma, they may be allowed for asthma if their pulmonary function levels are low (levels are specified by the handbook).

Additionally, if your child has asthma attacks in spite of medical treatment, which require your pediatrician to intervene an average of every two months, or six times per year (a hospital stay counts as two interventions) your child may be an allowance. Social Security looks at a twelve consecutive month evaluation period when making the medical determination for your child.

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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

These pages answer some of the most basic questions for individuals who are considering filing a claim.

Filing for disability - How to file for SSD or SSI and the Information that is needed by Social Security
How to Apply for Disability - What medical conditions can you apply and qualify for?
Applying for Disability - How long does it take to get Social Security Disability or SSI benefits?
What happens if I file a disability application and it is denied by a disability examiner or Judge?
How to Prove you are disabled and qualify to win disability benefits
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition or impairment?
Social Security Disability Back pay and How Long it Takes to Qualify for it and receive it
Social Security Disability SSI - Eligibility Requirements and Qualifications Criteria