If your child suffers from a serious disability in Texas and does not have significant financial support or resources, he or she may be eligible to collect Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.
To qualify, your child must:
- Be under the age of 18
- Have a limited income and limited resources, and have parents or guardians with limited income and limited resources
- Not be earning more than $1,000 a month from employment
- Suffer from mental or physical disabilities that severely limit their activities
- Suffer from mental or physical disabilities that will last more than a year or result in death
Some common health conditions that qualify for SSI disability payments for children in Texas include: HIV/AIDS infection, blindness, deafness, muscular dystrophy, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, and extremely low birth weight.
To apply for SSI payments for your disabled child, you must provide detailed medical records, financial records, and other information that proves that your child is disabled and without significant resources. If you need assistance with securing SSI disability payments for your child in Texas, speak with a Houston disability attorney today.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.