Helping Children With Disabilities Obtain SSI Benefits

Health insurance coverage — or lack of it — is a worry for many Texas families, and children with disabilities may be especially vulnerable if their parents' insurance policies do not cover all of the child's mental and physical needs.

At Plummer Law Firm, we help parents of children with temporary or permanent disabilities obtain Supplemental Security Income (SSI) through Social Security. Whether a child was injured in an accident, was born with a disability, has a progressive disease, or suffered psychological or physical abuse — we know what evidence needs to be shown in order to obtain medical and financial help for the child.

To schedule a consultation to discuss your child's disability benefits, please call 432-242-6038 or contact us via our online form.

SSI Applications Done Right The First Time

Our attorney, Lilly Plummer, has practiced disability law for more than 20 years, and she is one of the few Texas attorneys who focus their SSI law practice on the needs of children with disabilities. She can ensure that your application is done right the first time and that your appeal, if one is necessary, is handled properly.

Put simply, Plummer Law Firm can greatly improve your chances of obtaining needed disability income for your child.

Does Your Child's Impairment Qualify For SSI?

The U.S. government provides SSI funding for the psychological and physical needs of children with disabilities. The funding covers doctor visits, orthopedic devices, special-needs devices, psychological counseling, psychiatric hospitalizations, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and other treatments required for your child's care and rehabilitation.

Conditions that are eligible for SSI benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Asthma and other respiratory illnesses
  • Mental disorders, including autism, anxiety, depression and schizophrenia
  • ADHD and other learning disabilities
  • Neurological disorders such as epilepsy and cerebral palsy
  • Liver disease and other digestive conditions
  • Chronic heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions
  • Immune system disorders such as lupus
  • Sense and speech impairments
  • Skin disorders
  • Cancer
  • Down syndrome
  • Traumatic physical injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and paralysis
  • Other temporary and permanent disabilities

Why Having An Experienced SSI Attorney Is Important

Although you may be tempted to save money by self-filing an SSI application, the odds are against your application being accepted without the assistance of an experienced disability law attorney.

The paperwork is complicated and specific, and the eligibility rules are highly technical. The Social Security Administration rejects a significant number of initial applications, largely because of technical errors and lack of medical evidence to support the claim.

In many cases, applicants are unsure of the exact reason for the rejection and unfortunately never reapply or appeal for reconsideration. The result is that many families who would otherwise be eligible to receive SSI benefits never actually receive them.

Make no mistake: a rejected application for SSI benefits does not necessarily mean that your child is ineligible. You can appeal, and Plummer Law Firm can help at every stage in the process.

More Than 20 Years Of Successful SSI Applications | Midland Child Disability Lawyer

At Plummer Law Firm, our experienced attorney can make sure your application is done right the first time. To discuss your circumstances and options for SSI benefits, contact us online or by calling 432-242-6038.

Our attorney speaks fluent Spanish. La abogada habla español.