Children are a precious gift in the eyes of their parents. Parents often just want to do what is best for their children in all circumstances. Part of that includes getting children the appropriate medical care and education. For a child with disabilities, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and educational costs can be significantly higher than for a typical child. Pennsylvania parents of children with disabilities can easily face financial difficulties as they try to balance these extra expenses with their own everyday needs.
When parents have a child with disabilities, they may qualify for Social Security programs to help alleviate some of this financial pressure. These programs — including Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income — provide income for disabled children if they meet the eligibility requirements.
Our law firm has worked with Pennsylvania families for many years. We understand the eligibility requirements for SSDI and SSI for children. We can help people understand if their child qualifies for assistance and which Social Security program will fit their needs best for the long term. In addition to helping people decide which program fits their needs, we also can help people apply. SSDI and SSI both have complicated applications that can be difficult for people to understand — especially as they are trying to take care of a disabled child.
Attorneys at our firm can see people through the entire application process and through any necessary appeals. With the right help, people can successfully advocate for the needs of their disabled children and thereby secure the specialized care they need.
Our website has more information on children receiving disability benefits.