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Benefits for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

One of the most devastating illnesses a young child can get is Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a form of muscular dystrophy that quickly gets worse. The U.S. National Library of Medicine said this is caused by a defective gene but often occurs without a known family history of the condition. Since those affected by this experience social security disability qualifying conditions, parents should look to file for benefits with the Social Security Administration to help cover medical bills and other costs.

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Medical bills of children can be costly; benefits could help

Nobody wants to see their children afflicted by a disease, illness or affliction that stands to hamper health, and it gets even worse when the medical bills start coming. ABC News reported that one family who had a child affected by Tourettes syndrome, in which their five year old daughter did not have control over muscle movement, said they were financially “milked” dry by medical bills. Families may be able to get some relief by applying for benefits through the Social Security Administration.

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