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Childhood Disability Benefits

Your Child May Qualify for Supplemental Security Income

Social Security Disability benefits are not limited to adults. In some cases, children are eligible as well. The Social Security Administration provides Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to families who have children with severe physical, mental or social limitations.


Florida Disability Advocates is committed to helping parents throughout the state pursue the Social Security benefits they and their children need. Attorney Chad Lawrence has decades of experience and an in-depth understanding of the system. He is here to provide the personal attention and knowledgeable legal assistance you are looking for in an Orlando or Tampa Social Security benefits lawyer for children.

Our law firm can help you determine whether your child may qualify for SSI benefits, and if so, we will guide you through the process of completing and submitting the initial benefits application and the required Child Disability Report.

Common Childhood Impairments

A wide range of conditions may qualify a child for Social Security Disability benefits. Subject to the severity of his or her condition and your household income, your child may be considered eligible for SSI due to:

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism/Asperger’s syndrome
  • Congenital birth defects
  • Deafness
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Diabetes
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental illness
  • Seizures
  • Other impairments

In order to be approved for a childhood disability claim, you are required to show the Social Security Administration that your child has “marked and extreme” limitations in functioning. Florida Disability Advocates has a specially developed form that your child’s physician or psychiatrist can fill out and potentially speed up the application and approval process.

Have a Child With Disabilities? Our Tampa and Orlando Lawyer Can Assist You

To learn more about Social Security learning disability benefits or benefits for other childhood impairments, schedule a free initial consultation with Florida Disability Advocates. Simply call our Orlando office at 407-738-4866 or our Tampa office at 813-514-0845, or fill out our online contact form.

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