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Disability Benefits for Children

There are two ways children under 18 can receive disability benefits. The first is if the child is disabled, they might be eligible for supplemental security income (SSI) if they are medically eligible. Children can receive SSI benefits based on both mental and physical health impairments. Children's claims are different from adults' claims. The standard is not if a child can work; instead, children's claim are based on several "domains" of functioning and development that include both physical abilities and limitation and mental abilities and limitations. As with an adult disability claim, it is important to be able to show through medical records the child's diagnoses and symptoms. If a child is successful with a disability claim and receives back pay, the government has strict rules on what that back pay can be spent on. If a child is found disabled, they are usually re-evaluated by the federal government when they turn 18 under the adult guidelines for disability.

Unmarried Children under the age of 18 can also receive benefits under their guardian's award if their guardian has been approved for disability insured benefits. If a parent or guardian has paid enough into the disability insured benefits program, they may qualify for their minor children to also receive money. No family can receive more than the "family maximum" that is determined by how much a person has paid into the system. If your child is a full-time student, the benefit will end when they graduate from or leave secondary school or two months after they turn 19, whichever happens first.

MIDWEST DISABILITY office locations

Midwest Disability, P.A.
408 Northdale Boulevard Northwest
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Toll Free: 888-351-0427
Fax:763-862-7521
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