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Benefits could help families pay for costs of their child’s cerebral palsy

Children with cerebral palsy can lead a good life. There can be happiness, fun trips and everything good about being a child, but things can also get very expensive for families. One website said families may have to pay over $100,000 for special education, a large amount for most families. Applying for benefits with the Social Security Administration may help families struggling with trying to give their child a good life.

According to a website called About Cerebral Palsy, those affected by cerebral palsy have a chronic group of conditions affecting muscle coordination and body movements, which is usually caused by damage to areas of the brain during fetal development or infancy. It can also occur during or after birth.

While the disease is not curable, parents want to be able to give their children the best possible chance at happiness, and education and therapy can go a long way toward that. Gaining benefits to help with payments can be a big help in the long-run for families struggling with this disability.

For the past 25 years, The Law Offices of Harold W. Conick and Associates have successfully represented numerous children with disabilities before the Social Security Administration. It is important in children’s disability cases to submit all relevant medical and school evidence to support a claim as soon as possible in order to have a timely decision made in the case.