Consultation and Filing Assistance for Social Security Disability for Children
Social security disability for children is a must in the United States, where 1 in 33 babies are born with congenital disabilities. This is roughly equivalent to 150,000 children born each year who require immediate medical treatment. It’s important that they receive appropriate medical care, too, because congenital disabilities are the leading causes of infant mortality today.
The cost of providing quality hospital care and medical bills increases every year, however. As a result, many parents of children with pre-existing health conditions are struggling financially.
To help families handle medical bills and other care-related finances associated with the disabled child, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers the Social Security Income (SSI) Disability Program for Children. It provides social security for children with disabilities under 18 years old.
But although benefits under the SSI program are available, many parents do not know how to go about obtaining benefits for their disabled child or children. Many still struggle to pay for hospital bills out of their pockets.
DECO Recovery Management assists in several ways to benefit the child, parents, and your facility. We screen the patient’s eligibility and, if they qualify, help them with the filing of claims.
By helping parents obtain SSA disability benefits for their children, we can ensure that all parties involved will receive just compensation.
Talk to us to learn more about the SSI Disability Program, and how DECO Recovery Management can help with your hospital or clinic. Our consultants and insurance navigators are ready to help parents who are struggling to obtain SSA coverage for their children.
What Makes a Child Eligible for Disability Benefits?
This is a broad question with many determining factors, but social security disability child eligibility hinges on the following conditions:
- The child must be 18 years old or younger;
- Has a medically determinable physical and mental impairment that may last for more than 12 months or result in death;
- Has impairments that severely limits his or her physical functions; and
- Is deemed medically disabled (anatomically, physiologically, or psychologically) at birth.
The SSA doesn’t establish a minimum age for a child to earn a disability status and qualify for SSI Disability benefits. The agency also states that it will expedite benefits for children with severe disabilities. Unfortunately, the process can be slower than what most parents expect.
To avoid delaying medical care and non-payment of health care services rendered, DECO Recovery Management steps in to facilitate the screening and claims process. Our hospital assistance services include assessing patient eligibility for social security benefits and conducting follow-throughs for claims applications.
We also welcome inquiries from non-patients. Interested individuals can fill out our Social Security Disability Screening Form, and we’ll respond within 48 hours.
If your RCM system requires expert assistance in this area, contact us. Our certified navigators can provide social security disability for children consultations for your patients. By helping them obtain coverage, we’re also helping your institution achieve financial health.