According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), 98 out of every 100 children are entitled to benefits if one of their working parents dies and is no longer able to support them. Although disability benefits are available for children, many children do not receive these benefits because their surviving parent, grandparent or guardian does not realize they are available or because the benefits are initially denied and no one appeals.
At Byron A. Lassiter & Associates, P.C., our children’s benefits lawyer in Alabama and Florida and support staff are committed to helping the families of disabled workers obtain the benefits they are entitled to, including SSDI and SSI. As a board-certified specialist in Social Security disability law, Byron Lassiter has significant expertise in even the most complex disability appeals. Yet our firm is also dedicated to providing support beyond the complex legal issues by addressing the pain, confusion, frustration and financial uncertainty you and your family face. We listen to your needs and concerns and work hard so you and your children always have someone who is on your side.
Benefits for children
Our Pensacola and Mobile SSDI benefits attorney uses more than 30 years of experience to help families and children of deceased or disabled workers who qualify for Social Security disability benefits obtain survivors benefits. With the help of our highly qualified support team, Mr. Lassiter offers thorough and efficient representation in appeals for qualifying children:
- Unmarried children of a worker who dies under age 18
- Unmarried children of a worker who dies up to age 19, as long as they are attending elementary or secondary school full time
- Adult children who are disabled before age 22 and remain disabled
In addition to the worker’s own children, our Baldwin County SSDI benefits lawyer helps the worker’s dependent stepchildren, adopted children and, in certain cases, grandchildren obtain survivors benefits.
Benefits for disabled children
Children who are disabled may qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in addition to or instead of SSDI benefits. Our children’s benefits lawyer in Florida and Alabama helps children seek SSI benefits when they meet SSA requirements:
- Child is under age 18
- Child meets the SSA definition for eligible disabilities for children
- The disabling condition has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months or result in death
- Child has a limited income, which is defined by the SSA and changes every year
Helping disabled workers and their children in Alabama and Florida
If you or your child may qualify for Social Security disability benefits but your benefits are denied, you need the help of a highly experienced Social Security disability lawyer like Byron Lassiter. To learn more about your family’s rights to benefits and how to appeal, please contact Byron A. Lassiter & Associates, P.C. online or call toll free 800.544.3568. Our initial consultations are free and there are no fees unless we win for you.