November 6, 2013
There are millions of American children who are disabled and living below the poverty line. The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that due to the complexities of federal law, only a fraction of these children and their parents receive assistance from the government to make ends meet.
A recent story from The Philadelphia Inquirer told the story of a 2-year-old girl who suffers from a condition known as Klumpke’s Palsy that resulted from an injury at birth. The child’s parents have a combined income of less than $17,000 per year, but the child’s medical bills can easily be more than $20,000 annually.
The child’s parents have applied for Social Security disability benefits on the child’s behalf, but have been denied. This has forced the family to apply for benefits through a program called Supplemental Security Income. The program provides benefits for anyone who is disabled and does not have enough resources for income.
The program is notoriously difficult to get into though, considering statistics show as many as six out of ten children who apply for benefits are denied.
The team of attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin say these numbers underscore the importance of discussing your legal rights and options with a lawyers if you are considering applying for any sort of federal disability benefit.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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