Cerebral Palsy is recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as a qualifying condition for receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. However, the SSA evaluates each case individually to determine whether or not the effects of the cerebral palsy or the treatments would preclude you from doing any kind of work for a period of at least twelve months.
In the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security manual (also known as the Blue Book), The Social Security Administration classifies cerebral palsy as a Neurological Disorder. When evaluating individual cases, they consider a number of factors including if the claimant has:
- An IQ of 70 or less
- Abnormal behavior patterns, such as destructiveness or emotional instability
- Significant interference in communication due to speech, hearing, or visual defect
- Disorganization of motor function
At the Law Offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., we are experienced in handling social security disability claims related to cerebral palsy. We understand what the SSA is looking for when evaluating claims, and are here to be your tough advocates regardless of the level of your appeal.
We also realize that this is a difficult time, and are here to answer your questions. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.