Caring for children with autism can be a financial burden for families. The care of an autistic child can cost more than $70,000 a year, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. Expenses often involve doctors, therapy and child care, and many families struggle to meet them.
However, assistance is available. Children with autism may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration considers a child to be disabled if he or she is under 18 and:
- Is not working at a job that the SSA considers substantial work and
- Has a physical or mental condition that results in severe functional limitations and has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or result in death.
You must be able to prove that your child has developmental deficits in age-appropriate social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication skills and imaginative activity. If your child meets these criteria, there is a very good chance that he or she will be able to get Social Security Disability benefits.
If you live in Florida, an experienced Florida disabilities benefits attorney can ensure that your application is filled out properly and that all the necessary medical information is included.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Disparti Law Group, P.A. Our lawyers have been representing disabled individuals and their families for over 30 years and fighting to get them the benefits they deserve.
If you have already been turned down, we can help you appeal your claim denial. We have worked to get numerous unfavorable decisions overturned, and we can do the same for you.
For a free evaluation of your Social Security Disability claim, contact the Disparti Law Group, P.A., today. Call us 866-678-2243 or reach us through our online form.