Finding out your child has a disability can be a difficult time for you and your family. You may be wondering how severe the disability is, how it will affect the child in the future, and how expensive treatment is. If you are living on a moderate income, the medical bills can be overbearing. Disability benefits are a resource that can help cover your child’s medical expenses and keep your finances afloat. However, they are not very easy to get. You will need an SSDI lawyer to guide you through the process.
What Is an SSDI Lawyer?
Social Security Disability Insurance is a program that pays workers who become disabled before they’re old enough to retire. It is a subsidiary of the social security pool that retired workers receive. SSDI lawyers help injured workers recover benefits from their employer and the government. Due to their expertise, these lawyers can also be very helpful when you need to claim benefits for your disabled child.
The lawyers will help you obtain the necessary evidence for your case. The SSDI attorney is very familiar with the requirements of the Social Security Administration. They will help you gather the appropriate tests, reports, and records you need to present to the administration. The right SSDI lawyer can even refer you to a medical professional.
What Qualifies as a Disability?
Disabilities range and they can be physical or mental. The Social Security Administration has regulations for what qualifies as a disability. First, the disorder must severely impair the child’s mental or physical activity. Next, it must be a chronic condition that lasts for longer than six months. A mental disorder can be depression, autism, Down’s Syndrome or even drug addiction.
Physical conditions include kidney disorders, liver disorders, spinal disorders, heart disease, respiratory disorders, etc. A doctor must be able to prove that this is a chronic condition that impairs the child’s quality of life. Oftentimes, the administration will ask for a statement from the doctor.
In addition to providing proof of a disability, you must also be able to prove that you have a limited income.
Finding the Right Lawyer
When filing disability benefits, you are required to go to a hearing by the Social Security Administration. Having a lawyer present will help alleviate your concerns and will let the administration know you are serious about the disability claim. The lawyer will understand how to speak to the experts and what questions should be asked.
Dr. Bill LaTour serves the Greater Los Angeles community. He has dedicated his practice to getting social security and disability benefits for those in need. Dr. LaTour has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology as well as a J.D. from William Howard Taft University. His dual expertise in medicine and law makes him a true expert in social security law. If you are looking for social security disability benefits for your child, look no further than the Law Offices of Dr. Bill LaTour. Contact us today to schedule your free case evaluation.