Did you know that children are eligible for disability benefits? If your child has physical or mental condition(s) that very seriously limit their activities or learning capabilities, and the conditions have lasted or are expected to last at least one year or result in death, they may be considered disabled. Conditions such as autism, learning disabilities, heart conditions, and behavioral deficiencies are commonly assessed for qualifying characteristics. Because Social Security Income is a welfare based system, your family’s income and resources will also be taken into consideration if you apply for benefits. If you would like to discuss your child’s potential eligibility for disability benefits, please call our office to schedule an appointment.