Compassionate Ohio attorneys fighting for your children
No child with a disability, or a parent of such a child, should have to navigate the difficult and often complicated path to disability assistance without the help of a knowledgeable child disability lawyer. When that child is disabled, or suffers from a disability, we naturally want to do all we can to help. At Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co., we’re committed to assisting children with disabilities. No child with a disability, or a parent of such a child, should have to navigate the difficult and often complicated path to disability assistance without the help of a knowledgeable lawyer.
Can children receive Supplemental Security Income?
We want you to understand what kind of benefits children can receive from Social Security. There are two Social Security programs that provide benefits to children with disabilities.
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program that makes monthly payments to people with a low income and limited resources who are blind, disabled or 65 years of age and older. Children who have qualifying disabilities can also receive SSI payments. Our social security attorneys help you determine if your child is eligible for SSI. The income and resources of your child and those living in the same household will be considered. If income limitations are met, your child may be eligible for SSI.
Children who are blind or have other disabilities can receive SSI until they turn age 18. Once they turn 18, they are evaluated to determine what benefits they should receive as an adult.
Can children receive Social Security Disability?
Adults who became disabled before the age of 22 may be eligible for Social Security Disability based on their parents Social Security earnings record. These are considered child disability benefits, even though the child may be an adult. An evaluation will take place to determine if your child has a severe and limiting mental or physical disability expected to last at least 12 months or result in death. Child disability benefits under this program are only available if one of the child’s parents is receiving Social Security or Social Security Disability Insurance or has died and worked long enough under Social Security to be entitled to benefits were they alive.
If your application for child disability benefits from Social Security is denied, a disability appeals process exists that includes several opportunities to have your denial reversed and for you to be awarded benefits. Consult with our attorneys to find out more about the disability appeals process.
Contact one of our Cincinnati attorneys for help with child disability benefits in Ohio
If you’re seeking government assistance for a child, don’t risk the possibility of being denied benefits. The Social Security Disability lawyers in the Cincinnati office of Clements, Taylor, Butkovich & Cohen, L.P.A., Co. can assist you with determining eligibility for disability programs offered through the U.S. Social Security Administration. You can reach one of our social security lawyers at 513.721.6500 or online.