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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Childhood SSI Benefits for Muscular Dystrophy

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be available for a child who has suffers from muscular dystrophy. If the family income falls below certain levels and the child meets the medical requirements, he or she may be entitled to monthly monetary benefits and Medicaid (or state variant) health insurance.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - REPRESENTATIVE PAUL RYAN PROPOSES ENDING CHILDHOOD SSI BENEFITS

A Congressional proposal could drastically affect benefits for children receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  On June 7, 2016, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, released an outline of proposals to supposedly address poverty titled "Poverty, Opportunity and Upward Mobility." One of the more concerning proposals is to end childhood SSI monetary benefits. Childhood SSI benefits are very difficult to qualify medically and financially.  The child must meet strict medical requirements ground in medical evidence and the family income must fall below certain limits. 

SSI benefits for disabled children in Tennessee

If you are a parent and your child suffers from either a physical or emotional disability, you may be able to pursue Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to help provide for your child's basic needs.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - ABLE Act

Recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can only have a limited amount of income and resources before their benefits are reduced or eliminated.  While a cap on income and resources for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a worthwhile requirement in most circumstances, it is often a drastic and punitive measure for those that are severely disabled from a young age.  Those individuals often never had a chance to work and build earnings.  In 2014, Congress passed legislation to provide relief for those that suffer disabilities at a young age and allow them to accumulate funds.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Childhood Liver Disease

I am preparing for a childhood Supplemental Security Income (SSI) hearing for a young girl with a very serious liver disorder. As discussed previously, childhood SSI benefits are decided under different rules than utilized for adult Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. The requirements are actually more stringent. The SSA determines whether the child has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or medically equals the criteria of a listing, or that functionally equals the listings.

Childhood Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Growth Listing Changes

     Childhood SSI benefits are available to children from birth up to age eighteen. To qualify for childhood Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, a child must meet the Social Security Administration's definition for disability for children and the parents must have low income and few resources.   Some time back, I wrote about qualifying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for children due to growth impairment. These listings have now been removed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). 

Childhood Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Fracture of Arm

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be available for children suffering from a fracture of an upper extremity (arm).  This is part of a series of entries about childhood SSI based on musculoskeletal issues.  Click here to read about claims involving amputations.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Amputations and childhood benefits

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be available for a child who has suffered from a serious injury requiring an amputation. As part of continuing series on childhood SSI or disability involving the musculoskeletal systems, I am going to focus on the listing for amputations this week.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Fractures of Femur or Tibia

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be available for children suffering from serious orthopedic conditions involving the femur, tibia, pelvis, or the tarsal bones. I recently discussed the requirements for spinal disorders.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - Childhood SSI and the Spine

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be available for children suffering from serious spinal conditions.  Childhood SSI claims are evaluated differently than adult claims for Social Security Disability or SSI. The requirements are actually more stringent. The SSA determines whether the child has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or medically equals the criteria of a listing, or that functionally equals the listings. If so, the child is presumed to be disabled. There are no vocational steps as with an adult disability claim. Please click here for more information on Childhood SSI claims.

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