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Although Diana’s son Benjamin was diagnosed on the autism spectrum at age nine, she did not seek disability benefits for him. Now that Benjamin is 22 years old and having a difficult time finding employment because of his condition, Diana was told that she should apply for Social Security disability benefits on his behalf. Benjamin has never worked, so Diana called us to find out if he could still qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.
We told Diana that it was possible for Benjamin to receive Social Security Disability benefits on her work record, if she was collecting SSDI benefits or Social Security retirement benefits. He would have to meet the following criteria set by the Social Security Administration. To qualify:
- Benjamin’s disabling condition must have started before age 22.
- Benjamin must meet the Social Security's definition of disabled.
We prepared Benjamin’s paperwork and submitted it to the Social Security Administration, and they in turn sent it to the Disability Determination Services office in his state for approval. With documentation of his disability before age 22 and with his qualification under the autism spectrum disorder in his state, we were able to help Diana secure Social Security Disability benefits for her son Benjamin.
"We can help you get through the application process when you seek eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits."
- Derek S. Cervoni
If you have a friend, relative or client who needs help with the Social Security Disability application and/or the appeals process, call Cervoni Disability Law PLLC for a free consultation.
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