There are millions of families throughout America who are raising a child who suffers from a disability. These are some of the most caring individuals our readers could ever come across, as every day they are putting in the time and love to help raise their disabled children so that they can get the most out of life. Unfortunately, raising a disabled child can also be an expensive endeavor – one for which the federal government may be able to provide some financial assistance.
Many of our Los Angeles readers may not know that disabled children may qualify for Supplemental Security Income. This assistance program is run by the Social Security Administration. It is not to be mistaken for Social Security Disability, which is a program for workers who become disabled. SSI benefits are for those who are facing some truly difficult financial problems amid limited resources.
In order for a child in Los Angeles to qualify for SSI benefits, certain requirements must be met. First, there are limitations on how much the child can work and earn each month. Next, the child must have a mental or physical disability that demonstrates severe limitations on the child’s ability to function. Further, the disability must be expected to last for 12 months or more, or result in the child’s death.
At our law firm, we work with eligible families in an attempt to secure these SSI benefits that can be so important for everyday life. For more information, please visit the Supplemental Security Income section of our law firm’s website.