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Childhood Disability Benefits

Social Security is designed as a social safety program to assist individuals who are not able to provide for themselves. Those with a disabling condition that prevents them from working are eligible for benefit payments from the Social Security Administration if they meet certain guidelines. One way to qualify for Social Security disability benefits is to demonstrate being affected by a disability from childhood.

If you or someone you know is an adult who suffers from a disabling condition from your childhood, you may be eligible to receive benefit payments. Contact the Indiana Social Security attorneys of the Hankey Law Office at (317) 634-8565 today to learn more about this program and whether you may qualify.

Qualifying for Childhood Disability Benefits

To qualify for childhood disability benefits, an individual must meet certain criteria. The following guidelines explain the rules governing childhood disability benefits:

  • The individual must have a disability meeting the guidelines set forth by the Social Security Administration
  • They must have developed or acquired their disability before reaching the age of 22
  • They must have a parent who has died or who is currently receiving Social Security benefits
  • The individual must not be able to perform job activities

It is important to understand that these benefits are different from child disability benefits, which are usually payable to the parents of a disabled child. Childhood disability benefits are for disabled adults whose condition has persisted since childhood.

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If you or someone you know is a disabled adult with a condition that began during childhood, contact the Indiana Social Security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (317) 634-8565 today to discuss your situation and find out if you may qualify for benefits.