If you are filing an SSI claim on behalf of your child, an Ocala disability lawyer wants you to know that your child’s ability to function is a reason for qualification.
Unlike in adult cases, a child’s ability to function will help in awarding benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will use the following domains in its assessment:
This assessment is then compared to the function of other children the same age as your child. An Ocala disability attorney knows that the main consideration is how your child performs in activities compared to other children the same age.
The following will be assessed by the SSA:
Of the six domains of functioning mentioned above, an impairment must result in “marked” limitation in two domains, or an “extreme” limitation in one domain.
Here is the scale of limitations:
“Extreme” limitation is the rating given out to the worst limitations, but does not mean a complete inability to function. “Extreme” translates to when the impairment seriously interferes with a child’s ability to independently participate in activities.
For more information regarding the functional equivalence in your child’s SSI case, contact Ocala disability lawyer CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352.304.5300.