SSI And IHSS Benefits For Children With Disabilities

At the Law Office of Meagan Nuñez, we understand how important it is that your child receives all of the educational opportunities that he or she deserves. We understand that limited resources in a household can have a negative impact on a child's academic opportunities. That is why we proudly help low-income families obtain benefits outside the control of the school district to help families provide the resources the child needs for success in and out of the classroom.

Helping Families With Disabled Children Obtain Full Benefits

A vital federal program for children with disabilities who reside in a low-income household is the Supplemental Security Income program. Children who are blind or have a permanent medically determinable mental or physical impairment may qualify for SSI benefits. In the state of California, children who qualify for SSI benefits will also qualify for MediCal health insurance benefits.

The Social Security Administration will review any special education services the child receives in its evaluation process. However, children with disabilities that result in marked and severe functional limitations expected to last more than one year may qualify for SSI whether they are involved in a special education program or not. We can review your household resources and your child's medical records and provide guidance and representation in seeking SSI benefits, if your child qualifies.

Generally, SSI benefits are available for low-income individuals who are aged, blind or disabled. In cases involving children with no income, the Social Security Administration will look to the resources of the parents or stepparents in an eligibility determination. We can evaluate your unique circumstances and explain your legal options.

Families in the San Diego area with a disabled child may also qualify for In-Home Supportive Services through the California Department of Social Services. IHSS is an important state program that allows families with disabled children to receive benefits to ensure that your child can have the respite and care at home that he or she needs for security. We will evaluate your situation and advise you whether your circumstances show the need for IHSS. We represent clients throughout the process to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.

Contact Compassionate Disability Benefits Attorneys In San Diego

We welcome the opportunity to help you and your family provide your child with the benefits that he or she deserves. To arrange a free consultation with a compassionate lawyer dedicated to disability rights, contact us online or call 619-757-1290.