Like many adults who are eligible to claim Social Security disability benefits, certain children with severe disabilities are also qualified for certain benefits from the Social Security Administration. In particular, a good number of children and their families qualify to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Parents whose children have disabilities may apply for SSI benefits for their children that can provide much-needed financial assistance. In fact, children might be actually qualified to start immediately receiving SSI benefits for six months while the application is still being processed if the child has already been diagnosed with severe disabilities.

In order to qualify for SSI benefits, a child must not be receiving over $1,040 in income from a job and must have a condition that is considered to be disabling for at least 1 year, according to 2013 regulations.

If you are in Indiana and in need of financial assistance because your child has a severe disability, discuss applying for SSI with a lawyer from the Hankey Marks & Crider, P.C., by calling 317-634-8565.