SSDRC authored by Tim Moore
Social Security Disability and SSI Questions and Answers
What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
How do you Win Benefits under Social Security Disability or SSI?
If I am determined disabled, how far back will Social Security pay benefits?
How do you prove your disability case if you have a mental condition?
What Can I Do to Improve My Chances of Winning Disability Benefits
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Denial of Social Security Disability or SSI Benefits
How to File for Disability - Tips for Filing
If You Get Approved For SSDI Will You Also Get Medicare?
How much does a Social Security disability attorney get paid?
Social Security Disability SSI Criteria and the Evaluation Process
How long does it take to be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
What do you Need to Prove to Qualify for Disability Benefits?
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Can I Qualify For Disability and Receive Benefits based on Depression?
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What Disabilities Qualify for SSI and Social Security Disability Benefits?
Social Security Disability Status
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Social Security Disability, SSI Disability - Terms, Definitions, Concepts
Can a child receive disability benefits for asthma ?
How to prove you are disabled
and win disability benefits
If your child has a severe case of asthma, he or she child 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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