Social Security Benefits For Children With Cleft Lips And Cleft Palates
Can a cleft lip and palate qualify your child for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration? Possibly. There are several different things that have to be considered before a child's disability claim can be approved. 1.) Is your family financially eligible for SSI benefits? Children are given benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program that's run by Social Security. While the medical criteria used to determine disability is the same as that used for regular Social Security benefits, SSI is a need-based benefit with very strict income limits.