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Is your child eligible for disabled adult child benefits?

As a resident of Ohio tasked with the care of a disabled adult child, you know that expenses can stack up quickly. Today, Manring & Farrell will discuss the possibility of social security benefits, how disabled adult children can be eligible, and whether or not your child may be eligible.

The first thing to note is that there are certain restrictions that determine whether an adult child can draw from social security benefits. Of those, one includes the stipulation that the child must have become disabled before turning 22 years old. Payments do continue after that age, however. An adult child must also be over the age of 18. The second stipulation is that the individual must have never been married before.

Social Security Disability benefits for adult disabled children

Residents in Ohio who have children with disabilities know the importance of finding ways to help support their children. Depending on the nature of a disability, some people may be able to work and earn some amount of income while others may never be able to work in any capacity. This leads families to learn what forms of assistance may be available to them and their children.

As explained by the Social Security Administration, Social Security Disability is a program that pays benefits to a person who has become disabled but previously worked and paid into the SSDI program. Applicants must meet the definition of being disabled as laid out by the SSA in order to qualify for benefits. In addition, it may be possible for a worker's adult disabled child to receive SSDI benefit from their contributions.

Does your ailment qualify for SSD?

Residents in Ohio suffering from certain injuries or disabilities maybe eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Insurance (SSI). Manring & Farrell are here to discuss what some of the most common disabilities or injuries that result in SSD and SSI may be.

A lot of the conditions and ailments eligible for SSD are chronic conditions with no cure, or with very intensive recovery processes. Some examples include:

  • Cancers
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Heart failure
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain disorders
  • Crohn's disease

Not successful with your SSDI claim? You are not alone

If you are unable to work due to a disabling medical condition, injury or illness, you know how important it is to secure financial support through a disability claim. Your inability to hold gainful employment can have a devastating effect on your financial stability, and securing help could be important for your Ohio family. It can be devastating to learn that your initial claim was not successful. 

It is common for initial Social Security Disability Insurance claims to come back denied. While this is certainly frustrating, there are still options available to you. Instead of abandoning your pursuit of the benefits you need, you may want to explore your options for seeking a reconsideration of your application or an appeal. Many applicants find it beneficial to work with an experienced legal ally throughout this process.

When rheumatoid arthritis makes working difficult (or impossible)

Rheumatoid arthritis can have many impacts on those who suffer from it. Some of these effects can touch on one’s ability to work in one’s chosen profession, such as:

  • Pain
  • Joint immobility
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Vocal cord issues
  • Side effects from arthritis medications

How can you prove you have a valid disability?

If you are unable to work due to a disabling medical condition, you may feel overwhelmed by your situation and unsure of what to do next. When you cannot work, you cannot support yourself and your family. Your disability can cause you stress, frustration and financial instability, and you may have to deal with on-going pain or at the very least inconvenience in your day-to-day life.

Disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA) are for the support of individuals who have a medical condition, mental disability or physical impairment that precludes them from holding gainful employment. If you find yourself in this position, you could be eligible for these benefits. It is helpful to first learn about eligibility requirements, and if you are eligible, how to validate your claim to these financial benefits.

How Does Supplemental Security Income Work?

Many people cannot get Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits because they have not spent enough time in the work force to qualify. They are unable to work, however, and still need financial assistance. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a program designed to provide income for these individuals.

Denied SSD And SSI Claims

Thousands of SSD and SSI applicants face the disappointment of denials each year, turned down for inconsistencies or mistakes made by Social Security. The process is much more difficult and complicated than it may seem with forms, required documentation and strict rules about what things Social Security will consider. There is plenty of room for error.

What Is The Social Security Disability Benefits Process?

Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits provide critical financial assistance to individuals who are unable to work due to a disability. Thousands of such individuals throughout Ohio, as well as their families, rely upon these benefits. To get these benefits, however, you need to have a successful application. This means you need the right proof about your work history and your medical impairments and medical limitations. Many deserving individuals are denied each year because they do not give Social Security enough evidence of their disability and their physical or mental limitations.


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