Asthma and SSI for my child
what do you have to do to get your child disability for asthma??
Help with your disability claim questions.
Children with asthma may qualify for Supplemental Security Income. Asthma is a respiratory disorder in children which, depending on the severity, can be quite serious.
The Social Security Administration has more information in a book entitled Disability Evaluation for Social Security or Bluebook which outlines the symptoms which must be present in your child for them to be considered disabled.
Keep in mind that the SSA will require that your child’s history of
asthma be well-documented. Medical evidence should also outline the types of treatment and the severity of your child’s condition.
Specific information about their pulmonary function levels must also be listed and must meet the levels as specified by the SSA handbook.
In general, your child must suffer from asthma attacks (despite of medical treatment), which requires your pediatrician to intervene an average of every two months, or six times per year (a hospital stay counts as two interventions).
In addition to the medical requirements, your child must also meet the income and resource levels for SSI as outlined by the Federal Government.
If you would like a disability attorney to review your claim you can fill out the FREE evaluation form and a disability advocate will call you to review your claim or you can call our office at 1-800-641-3759 to talk to someone now.