I have been trying to get my son approved for SSI for almost a year now. Of course they denied him the first time, ( I heard that is normal), but the appeals could take as long as 15 months from the day I filed. We were also told that we make to much money. My husband has a good job with good insurance but they don't cover everything and we also have 2 other children that depend his income. Because of the medical bills I had to go back to work recently to help out and now they are going to just laugh at us even though he was just diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Has anyone else had this struggle and if so what did you do?
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I know it doesn't help with getting the SSI. It is very unfortunate that the governement doesn't see the total expenses involved with raising a special needs child. I will pray for you and your family.
Answer by tinkerbell76 at 12:02 PM on Oct. 7, 2008
Answer by Works4Mom.com at 10:53 AM on Oct. 7, 2008
Answer by Jessica9183 at 11:34 AM on Oct. 7, 2008
Social Security programs do not care how much you have to dish out for the extra expense for a special needs child. According to SS website:
"Your child under age 18 can qualify if he or she meets Social Security’s definition of disability for children, and if his or her income and resources fall within the eligibility limits. The amount of the SSI payment is different from one state to another because some states add to the SSI payment."
"If your child’s income and resources, or the income and resources of family members living in the child’s household, are more than the amount allowed, we will deny the child’s application for SSI payments. "
Answer by tinkerbell76 at 11:48 AM on Oct. 7, 2008
Answer by tbrooks at 12:08 PM on Oct. 7, 2008