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Difficulties the Hearing Impaired Face Every Day

Posted by Scott Flexer

People who are hearing impaired face considerable challenges. They experience and navigate the world much differently than those with perfect hearing. To gain an understanding of the difficulties they may face, here are ten situations you may have never thought of that make life more challenging when little to nothing is audible.

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Topics: disability blogs, deaf, disability benefits, disability experts, Florida Disability Benefits, adults with disabilities, disability benefits for children, disability laws

How You Can Support the Parents of a Special Needs Child

Posted by Scott Flexer

What are the right words? Which are the wrong ones?

What can I do—and what shouldn’t I do?

If you have a friend or loved one who is the parent of a special needs child, these are all questions you may be asking yourself.

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Topics: disability benefits for children, SSI benefits for children, special needs children

What are the Requirements for a Children's Disability Application vs. an Adult?

Posted by Scott Flexer

Disability benefits are typically viewed as applying to only the elderly or other injured adults. However, children are also susceptible to getting disabilities. In fact, in 2013 alone, over 1 million children who were themselves disabled or had disabled parents received monthly disability payments.

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Topics: disability benefits for children, Apply for Disability in Florida, Disability Application

How the SSA Helps Children With Mental and Physical Illnesses

Posted by Scott Flexer


Being diagnosed with a disabling condition is not something you look forward to hearing or living with. Now, imagine being diagnosed with a disability as a child? It’s heartbreaking as a parent and discouraging as a child.

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Topics: Florida Disability Benefits, disability benefits for children, Disability for Mental Disorders

A List of Disability Benefits Available for Children

Posted by Scott Flexer

Disability benefits for children follow a nuanced and very specific set of guidelines that differ from adults. Not all disability benefits are created equal, and here’s why: children are only eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and not Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) because the credentials for each differ, as well as the amount disbursed. While exceptions exist to every rule, a safe bet for children is that both a medical and financial necessity need to exist to be considered for disability benefits.

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How do I Know if my Child is Eligible for Disability Benefits?

Posted by Scott Flexer

The question as to whether your child is eligible to receive disability benefits is never an easy one, as there are multiple factors that are taken into account during the application process. A key component lies in using schoolwork and the child’s level of functionality in comparison with other same-aged children as a benchmark. You should know some basic principles behind child disability and what qualifies them to receive benefits, because you as the parent or guardian play a role in your child’s eligibility.

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Can my Child Receive Disability Benefits for ADHD?

Posted by Scott Flexer

The decision process of whether or not to apply for disability benefits on behalf of your child is difficult, and you probably have a myriad of questions like: “What medical conditions constitute disability payments for children?” or “How do I even start?”

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Topics: disability benefits for children

What is the Child Disability Report?

Posted by Scott Flexer

It may surprise you to know the findings from the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) annual Supplemental Security Income (SSI) statistical report conducted from 2013. In Florida alone, 29,149 children under 18 received SSI payments for low income disability. A child is not able to receive Social Security benefits unless he/she has a parent who is receiving Social Security retirement or disability bneefits or is deceased.

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Topics: Childhood SSI, disability benefits for children

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