Disabled Children And Social Security Disability

Taking care of a disabled child can present many challenges for families with low income. Parents often struggle with providing the necessary medical care, physical therapy and other necessities that the child needs. However, Social Security Disability can provide families with that financial support.

Children from birth to 18 years old

When children are born with a mental or physical disability, or develop a condition during their childhood, parents may be able to qualify them for Supplemental Security Income. This program is designed to help children and their families receive the benefits they need. In order for a child to receive benefits, families must show the following:

The disability prevents the child from being fully engaged in life.
The child will struggle with the disability for no less than a year.