Recent Success in Winning Supplemental Security Income for a Disabled Child
Children’s SSI cases are among the toughest cases to win. However, recently I was able to secure benefits for a child born with a cleft lip and cleft nasal deformity. This child suffered slow weight gain because of difficulty eating and the cleft lip repair created a significant impact on her ability to speak. She qualified for assistance through the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services because her speech and cognitive delay was over 25 percent.
Despite these problems, the child didn’t meet one of Social Security’s Listings. So how did she win her case? We were able to convince the Administrative Law Judge that the claimant functionally equaled a Listing because she had marked impairments in the domains of Acquiring and Using Information, Interacting and Relating with Others, and Health and Physical Well-Being.
If you have a child with severe physical or mental impairments that affect his or her ability to function like other kids his or her age, give Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. a call today at 251-343-1111 or email us through the tool located on the upper right side of this page for a free case evaluation. Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. represents Social Security disability claimants in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana at all levels of the disability process from initial application to appeals to Federal Court.