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Disability Income For Down Syndrome


Disability Income For Down Syndrome By Antoinette Boulay

 

 

The U.S, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is one benefit provided by the federal government for children under the age of 18 years old who meet qualification guidelines for disability, as well as disabled people 19 years and older still depending on others for their care.


 The U.S, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is one benefit provided by the federal government for children under the age of 18 years old who meet qualification guidelines for disability, as well as disabled people 19 years and older still depending on others for their care. SSI also supplies monthly payments to people with limited incomes who are over the age of 65, blind or disabled. For Down syndrome children and adults to qualify, they must have limited income and meet the definitions for disabled outlined by the federal government.

If the child is in a medical facility wherein health insurance reimburses the cost, any payments from SSI are limited. In order to qualify for SSI, a child's condition must result in 'marked and severe functional limitations'. SSI administrators will determine if you child qualifies. Remember, a slight impairment to a parent may be quite severe to somebody else.

Application processes can be tedious and lengthy. Once the child is approved it is worth the process. To begin with, parents will complete application paperwork for their child providing income and resource information. They will also need to furnish medical information, names and contact information for all of the child's doctors, therapists and other medical providers.

Nest, SSI administration looks over all of the medical information and may request medical information from the medical care givers. If documentation coverage is not decisive enough they could suggest the parent take the child to a doctor selected by the SSI administration. Cases of Down syndrome are typically pretty straightforward in this regard.

The government has decreed the down syndrome children are eligible for SSI immediately and are to receive monthly payments during the application process.

 

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