Can My Child Receive SSI for a Mental Condition?

04/06/2013 // San Antonio, Texas, US // Wright Disability Firm // Wright & Wright // (press release)

Many children in the country have to deal with mental or emotional conditions that severely limit their abilities to function day to day. Like adults in similar cases, children may also be able to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) if their condition is determined to be severe enough to make them eligible for payments.

The Social Security Administration lists certain mental conditions that make children eligible to receive automatic disability benefits. For childhood disability cases not specified on the list, various areas of functionality in relation to an applicant’s condition are assessed by Social Security to determine eligibility.

Many parents apply for SSI benefits for their children if they are dealing with:

• Autism

• Down’s Syndrome

• Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

• Learning Disabilities

• Depression

• Anxiety

• And other serious mental, emotional, or cognitive conditions that present limitations for their lives

Wright & Wright America’s Social Security Disability Firm can help parents who have questions about applying for SSI benefits for children. The firm’s advocates are experienced in aiding Social Security Disability applicants reach successful outcomes for claims at various stages of the filing process. Many applicants may experience denial at multiple stages of the application process prior to being approved.

If you are seeking professional support to file a claim for SSI disability for your child, a Social Security Disability attorney or advocate may be of tremendous help with understanding complex matters related to eligibility, and also the filing process even if your claim was previously denied.

Contact the advocates at Wright & Wright America’s Social Security Disability Firm today to request a free case evaluation.

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