A childhood disability may interfere with daily functioning and school. Luckily, an experienced lawyer can help you take action today in order to have a fair chance to get Social Security disability benefits. At the West Caldwell and Absecon The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur, our attorney protects the rights of children faced with a wide range of disabilities. Whether the condition is autism, pervasive developmental disorders, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, epilepsy, cerebral palsy or cancer, we can help you get the SSD benefits you deserve.

SSD Benefits for Childhood Disabilities in New Jersey

If you have been diagnosed with a childhood disability, the Social Security Administration will base your benefits on your diagnosis and how the condition impacts your daily living and functioning. Children with disabilities must show that their condition meets the criteria established in applicable regulations and rulings. We can help you receive the disability benefits you deserve, including if you have been diagnosed with any of the following:

Cerebral palsy: The Social Security Administration evaluates cerebral palsy based on how it affects motor function, cognitive and communicative skills. Because it is a disability that starts in childhood and often remains stable throughout life, it is important to get proper care today so you can have access to proper treatment.

Learning disabilities: The Social Security Administration reviews childhood learning disabilities under the criteria for congenital mental retardation, organic mental disabilities, or other, more specialized, functional domains. Many children with learning disabilities also have ADHD or other overlapping mental or mood disorders.

Autism and autism spectrum disorders: A collection of disorders that cause delays in the regular development of social and communication skills, the onset of autism and autism spectrum disorders, — such as Rett’s Syndrome —most often occur before age three.

Growth disorders: Children who are much smaller or larger than their peers may suffer from a growth disorder caused by a pituitary gland issue. Other childhood disabilities that can impact growth include cystic fibrosis, Turner Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease and disorders of the musculoskeletal system or growth plates.

Our Legal Services

Dedicated to fighting for children with disabilities, we will help your family through every step of the process, from your initial filing to federal appeals:

  • Filing your application
  • Appealing initial denials
  • Appealing reconsideration denials
  • Hearings
  • Cases in front of the Appeals Council
  • Cases in front of the Federal Court

Contact The Firm For A Free Consultation

We know that your child is the most important thing to you. If your child requires SSD benefits for any type of childhood disability, you can depend on us for help. Contact The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur today.

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