Erb’s Palsy is a condition caused by a Brachial Plexus Birth Injury (BPBI) and can cause pain and movement limitations, typically on one side of the body. If your child has Erb’s Palsy, or another type of birth injury, they may be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) through the Social Security Administration (SSA).
Even if your child is over the age of 18, they may still qualify for disability assistance in the form of SSI or another program called Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Keep reading to learn more about qualifying for disability benefits with Erb’s Palsy.
Is Erb’s Palsy Considered a Disability?
Although Erb’s Palsy is considered a disability in many respects, this condition does not automatically qualify individuals for disability benefits through the SSA.
This is because the symptoms of Erb’s Palsy are not severe in all cases. For many people, Erb’s Palsy only affects one of the upper limbs, and it may not significantly limit the individual’s ability to function and perform tasks.
However, in other cases, Erb’s Palsy can cause neurological damage and problems within the nervous system. If your child has co-occuring conditions that contribute to their disability, they may have a stronger case for benefits.
Regardless of the severity of your child’s condition, we highly recommend you speak to a disability attorney about your options. Social Security Disability benefits are designed to help those in need, and if you are struggling, an attorney can help you secure the financial assistance you and your child deserve.
Qualifying For Erb’s Palsy Disability Benefits
To qualify for disability benefits, you’ll need to submit a formal application to the SSA for either SSI or SSDI benefits. Then, you’ll need to provide a variety of paperwork documenting your child’s condition, symptoms, and limitations. This may also include statements from doctors and other care providers.
Unfortunately, the application process can be stressful, lengthy, and time-consuming, and mistakes on your application can lead to processing delays and denied benefits. For this reason, we highly recommend you turn to an experienced disability lawyer for this process.
All Social Security Disability attorneys in the United States have their fees regulated by the SSA. This means that you’ll owe nothing upfront for their services. Additionally, your fees can be taken directly as a percentage of your backpay benefits so you’ll owe nothing out of pocket!
Speak to an Experienced Disability Attorney
If you’re struggling to make ends meet while caring for a child with Erb’s Palsy, help is available. The attorneys at Rebel Brown Law Group have decades of experience helping members of the South Jersey community earn the disability benefits they’re entitled to.
We’re the most trusted Social Security Disability attorneys in South Jersey!
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