When a child suffers from a serious disability, the child's parents often work for the best interests of that child. They want to make sure that their child gets all the help the child needs to live a full, happy and productive life. For many children, this means that they will need extensive medical care, rehabilitation, therapy and early intervention.
Often this treatment is very time consuming and costly. Depending on the severity of the disability, the child's medical care alone, could be a full time job. Parents who are only worried about getting their child the best treatment possible may not even realize how costly the disability could be over the child's lifetime.
In order to help offset the costs of treating the disability, children suffering from serious disabilities are entitled to Social Security disability benefits. However, before families can receive these benefits children must qualify for them.
According to the Social Security Administration, one of these requirements is the childhood disability interview. At this interview, the SSA will determine if the child is disabled according to SSA standards. This interview process could include a medical examination for the child. The interview will include a review of a variety of information about the child, the child's condition, the child's medical care and the child's economic resources.
When parents are dealing with the emotional and physical stresses that come with taking care of a disabled child, it can be difficult to handle the legal case too. In these situations, an attorney can help people get their children the important benefits they need.