Having a disabled child can be very expensive. For this reason, Social security is available to children under 18. If your child is disabled, he or she may qualify for social security disability payments. There are many requirements to qualifying. First the child must have a mental or physical disability that seriously limits his or her activity. The physical or mental disability also must have lasted or be expected to last at least one year or result in death.
Once a disability qualification has been met, Social Security will look at a family’s ability to provide for their child. The will consider income, resources, and personal information. Social Security usually only provides to children whose family’s have limited/no income.
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Social Security: How Does A Disabled Child Qualify?