Houston Social Security
Disability Attorney

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Disabled Child Benefits Attorney

At the Texas law office of David Dopkin, Attorney at Law, we assist both adults and children with disability claims. Mr. Dopkin has more than 20 years of experience in this area of law. His in-depth legal knowledge allows him to effectively guide parents through the process of obtaining benefits for children with disabilities.

Even if your child is a teenager with a part-time job, he or she is unlikely to have paid in enough Social Security taxes to qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. However, the government provides another option: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. This option does not require the individual to have paid any taxes. However, your family must meet certain income and asset restrictions to qualify.

Types Of Childhood Disabilities

Because the claimants are children, the Social Security Administration does not evaluate the claim on the basis of an ability to work. Instead, you must show that your child has “marked and severe functional limitations” for at least a year. This means that your child’s physical or mental condition severely limits his or her activities.

A few types of conditions that may potentially qualify a child for benefits include:

  • Psychiatric or intellectual disorders
  • Autism
  • Severe asthma or pulmonary disorders
  • HIV infections
  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Muscular dystrophy

Free Consultation With A Knowledgeable SSI Lawyer

Regardless of the monetary compensation involved, we will pursue your child disability claim as far as it can be pursued. Trust our reputation for committed, relentless advocacy and attentive support. Contact the Houston law office of David Dopkin, Attorney at Law, today by calling 281-407-8026 or sending us an email.

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