Disability Advocacy for Children and Youth Transitioning to Adulthood
- If you are interested in free legal representation and assistance for a child or young adult, please complete the online intake form using the child’s information.
- If the child is living at home and is not working, include the household income.
- If the child is 18 and above and earning their own income, include that income only.
Helping children and young adults with disabilities get the Social Security Benefits they deserve
Legal assistance for new applicants, those denied, and those facing redeterminations (when turning 18) or terminations of benefits.
SSI is available to children who meet the disability requirements of the Social Security Administration (SSA) but have little income or resources. Part of the parents’ income is attributed to the child in determining whether the child is financially eligible for SSI. In order to qualify for benefits, the child must have a medical condition, or a combination of conditions, that result in “marked and severe functional limitations. This means that the condition(s) must very seriously limit the child’s activities. The child’s condition(s) must have been disabling, or be expected to be disabling, for at least 12 months. When the child turns 18 or graduates from secondary school, SSA will review their case to determine whether they are eligible under the adult standard of disability.
How to Get Help
So that we can better understand the legal issue that you are facing, please take a few minutes to answer the questions in our secure, easy-to-use Legal Issue Triage Tool. Your responses will be used to help connect you with a member of our staff that can provide you with the legal help you’re seeking.