If your child is medically disabled, we can help you pursue Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for him or her. The criteria the Social Security Administration (SSA) applies has a number of requirements that include:
- Being under 18 years of age (benefits are also available for disabled adult children whose disability began before they turned 22)
- Suffering a physical or mental impairment that results in marked and severe functional limitations
- That impairment has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months or is expected to result in death
Benefits can begin at birth. There is no minimum age.
Why Do I Need An Attorney?
Many people may wonder why they need a lawyer to help with filing a claim for SSI benefits for their child. The process by which the SSA determines the validity of disability claims for children is much stricter than even the process that is used to evaluate SSI claims for adults. Having an experienced attorney there to help build your child’s claim can mean the difference between securing benefits and not. Even many experienced practitioners do not know how to approach children’s SSI claims. At Berk Law, our experienced team knows how to handle these claims as well.
More Than 35 Years’ Experience Helping People Secure Social Security Disability Benefits
At Berk Law, attorney Todd M. Berk is dedicated to helping parents effectively pursue the disability benefits their children need and deserve. Disabled children have real needs that can create difficult financial strains. SSI benefits can be a part of how a family meets the needs of a disabled child. Todd Berk has been helping people with their Social Security Disability claims since 1980. He knows the SSA and how it approaches disability claims.
Review our Testimonials page to learn more about the help we have been able to provide to people in need over the years.
Children’s SSI Attorney Serving Philadelphia And The Greater Southeastern Pennsylvania Region
We only collect attorneys fees if we secure benefits for your child. Attorney fees are restricted by law.