Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most common disabilities in the United States. As the parent of a child with CP, you may be entitled to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to help you pay for your son or daughter’s medical needs.
The Disability Rights Law Center is one of the top Social Security Disability Income (SSD) law firms in Los Angeles. Attorney Alex Boudov has represented thousands of clients throughout California since 1999, and he gives each case his personal attention.
A Brief Overview Of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy is the result of a brain injury that occurs at birth or in early childhood. It causes limitations in muscle control and uncontrolled muscle contractions. The condition can range in severity from slight tremors to total paralysis. Many people with CP are able to work and live independently. Other times, patients must rely on family members or in-home care workers for virtually everything. A lot of cases of CP fall somewhere in between.
SSI And CP
Supplemental Security Income is a need-based federal disability benefits program. Parents of disabled children who have limited financial means may qualify for SSI benefits, as can adults who can prove their disability and their lack of financial resources to the Social Security Administration.
Get Your SSI Questions Answered
For more information about qualifying for SSI due to cerebral palsy, please contact the Disability Rights Law Center at 213-784-4386 for a free consultation with our lawyer, Alex Boudov. We are based in Los Angeles, but represent clients in the Bay Area and throughout California.