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It can be difficult to estimate the costs of the lifelong care that a disabled child will likely need. Parents of disabled children must also take into account their child’s inability to maintain full-time employment once they reach adulthood. Fortunately, Social Security Disability Insurance—or SSDI—benefits could help ease that financial strain and uncertainty.

SSDI benefits are provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and are available for disabled adults as well as children in some cases. Let a Buckhead children’s SSDI lawyer help you pursue the benefits your child needs now and in the future.

Understanding SSDI Benefits for Children

Most of the time, SSDI benefits are awarded to disabled adults who have a recent work history and have paid their share of Social Security income taxes. Disabled adults who lack the necessary work history would not qualify for SSDI benefits. In the case of a disabled child who lacks work history altogether, SSDI “auxiliary benefits” would offer monthly payments for the child based on their parent’s work history.

There are numerous parent-child relationships that could qualify for auxiliary SSDI benefits, including biological children, step-children, step-grandchildren, and adopted children. Benefits for grandchildren are only available in cases where the disabled child’s parents are no longer living. Otherwise, if the child is financially dependent on their grandparent, they could be entitled to SSDI benefits.

A Buckhead child disability attorney can help strengthen your family’s claim for SSDI benefits in the event of one or more denial.

Determining whether a Child is Disabled

There are different factors that the SSA must consider when determining whether a child is disabled for the purpose of an SSDI claim, including their ability to:

  • Care for themselves;
  • Interact with other people;
  • Complete tasks;
  • Use acquired information;
  • Maintain their own physical well-being; and
  • Manipulate objects.

During the evaluation, a doctor will document whether a disabled child has limitations in any of these categories.

SSDI for Disabled Adult Children

Auxiliary SSDI benefits are not limited to minor children. In some cases, a Buckhead attorney can help a disabled adult child pursue SSDI benefits. For a disabled adult child to qualify for benefits through their parents’ work history, they must be over the age of 18 and unmarried. What’s more, the disability in question must have occurred before they reached the age of 22.

These benefits could also be available if the disabled individual’s parents already receive SSDI benefits or are deceased. A children’s SSDI lawyer in Buckhead can help you understand whether your disabled child is eligible for benefits based on your work history.

Contact a Buckhead Children’s SSDI Attorney Right Away

There are many different situations where a disabled adult child could receive SSDI benefits. Our Social Security disability lawyers for children can advise you on filing a strong initial application or help you file an appeal to challenge a denial.

Let a Buckhead children’s SSDI lawyer at our firm help you navigate this complex process. Call today for your private consultation.

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    With offices in Alpharetta, Atlanta and Marietta, we provide legal assistance to people throughout Georgia and the Southeast in all matters of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

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