Children And SSI Benefits

SSI Disability Claims for Children

If your child has a disability that affects his or her ability to function normally, you may have extra expenses to provide your child with the loving care and support that he or she needs. Through Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may be able to receive benefits to help you cover these costs.

The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, provides disabled people throughout Rochester, NY with representation for federal children’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Contact us to arrange a free consultation.

Understanding Children’s Supplemental Security Income

Many people know of Supplemental Security Income as a program that provides benefits for adults who have an illness, injury or other disability that prevents them from working. But it also provides benefits for children who have medical, mental or emotional problems that severely limit their ability to function.

Unlike benefits for adults, SSI benefits for children are not based on the applicant’s ability to work. Instead, benefits are based on how a medical impairment affects the child’s:

  • Cognitive abilities
  • Emotional well-being
  • Socialization skills
  • Physical health
  • Ability to care for oneself

Disability benefits for children are available regardless of whether their parents have worked long enough to qualify for SSD benefits. While parents’ income earn can affect a child’s eligibility, the guidelines are more generous than for adult SSI claims.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

Our experienced lawyers can evaluate your child’s circumstances and answer your questions about qualifying for benefits. If your family appears to be eligible, our legal team will guide you through the application for SSI for children, all the way through appeals if benefits are denied.

If you have a child with a medical impairment that affects his or her ability to function, contact the Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, today to discuss whether your child may be eligible for SSI benefits and what our attorneys can do to help you. Call 877.236.7366 or contact us online.

If we take your case, you will owe us no fees unless we obtain benefits for you.