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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  19+ years legal exp. - 10+ years owning/operating her own SSD Law practice.
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If my child was born with Down Syndrome does she qualify

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If my child was born with Down Syndrome does she qualify for benifits
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 9 months ago.

In order for a minor to qualify for disability, she must be "poor" enough. There is no social security for children's disabilities, since she has no work record, but there is SSI (Supplemental Security Income) if she and her parents are of low enough income and countable resources to qualify.

If you think that is likely, I urge you to apply her asap, because there is no retroactive payments made prior to date of application - so applying quickly is important.

In the event you wish to discuss this further by phone, I will ask that an additional services button be provided you, completely at your extra option.

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