Can my 2 1/2 year old daughter get on disability if she was diagnosed at birth with sickle cell trait, has speech problems, walks on tiptoes all the time, and has ringworms all over her legs and some on her arms?
For ringworms some kind of cream her doctor prescribed but it didnt work
I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to help you better understand your options.Thank you for your question. I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's ailments. It is possible for your child to receive SSI Disability, so long as she meets the definition of child disability:
In addition your family would have to have little to no economic resources. This owuld be $2,000 or less in financial resources if you are a single parent or $3,000 if you are married. One vehicle and your primary residence do not count. Furthermore, you would have to have little to no earnings, either.
The ringworms probably aren't a limitation that meets the definition of disability. The Sickle Cell trait may be. We cannot provide you with a determination as to whether or not your child is disabled, because that decision is limited to individual states.
You can read about child disability payments, HERE.
What if she starts to wear a leg brace and get diagnosed with ADHD
I can't give you a determination, but there are a lot of children on SSI who have ADHD. There's also a lot of children out there who wear leg braces and have other illnesses that are on benefits as well. You can make an application at your local social security office, and they will allow your state's department of health and human services to make the disability determination. An application will take 3-5 months to process. I wish you the best of luck! Please take a moment to rate my response as "excellent" so that I may be compensated for assisting you today.
Tennessee CPA with a Masters of Accountancy from Ole Miss