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Childhood SSI and the Domain of Caring for Yourself

     Parents applying for childhood SSI benefits are often confused by how the Social Security Administration evaluates the claim. The SSA looks at the child's functioning in terms of six domains. This entry deals with Caring for Yourself and is the fifth in a series discussing domains of function. In this domain, SSA considers how well someone maintains a healthy emotional and physical state, including how well she gets her physical and emotional wants and needs to be met in appropriate ways; coping with stress and changes in the environment; and whether she takes care of her own health, possessions, and living area.

Childhood SSI and Interacting and Relating to Others

     Parents applying for childhood SSI benefits are often confused by how the Social Security Administration evaluates the claim. The SSA looks at the child's functioning in terms of six domains.  This entry dealing with Interacting and Relating with Others is the third in a series discussing domains of function.  

Childhood SSI Claims and Attending and Completing Tasks

     Parents applying for childhood SSI benefits for their child are often confused by how the Social Security Administration evaluates and decides the claim. If a child does not meet a "Listing", one must assess the claimant's functioning in terms of six domains: (1) acquiring and using information; (2) attending and completing tasks; (3) interacting and relating with others; (4) moving about and manipulating objects; (5) caring for yourself; and (6) health and physical well-being to see whether there is extreme or marked limitations.

"Extreme" Limitations in Childhood SSI Cases

In childhood SSI claims, the claimant must show she has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or equals an impairment listed in Subpart P, Appendix 1 of 20 C.F.R. Pt. 404. If a listing is not met, disability can  nonetheless be established if the impairment is medically or functionally equivalent by having "marked" limitations in two domains of functioning or "extreme" limitations in one domain of functioning.

"Marked" Limitations in Childhood SSI Claims

     In a childhood SSI claim, the claimant must show he has an impairment or combination of impairments that meets or equals an impairment listed in Subpart P, Appendix 1 of 20 C.F.R. Pt. 404. If a listing is not met, disability may nonetheless be established if the impairment is medically or functionally equivalent by having "marked" limitations in two domains of functioning or "extreme" limitations in one domain of functioning.

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