Social Security Administration

SSI for children with speech problems

I cannot believe the number of DC claims I have taken that have been approved for young children with speech delays. Many children have speech problems, and through therapy, (which is usually available at school and/or covered by Medicaid) they can progress normally. So how does $674/month benefit these children when all they need is therapy that is already provided? This is not a severe disability, and these claims should... more »

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Social Security Administration

Eliminate SSI Benefits for Children

SSI is a supplemental income to replace lost income due to disability. Children do not have lost income. The Fair Labor Standards Act prohibited child labor. Why are taxpayers supplementing the child's family? Why does a low income family with a disabled child receive benefits that another family, with possibly lower income, does not? The child was not a wage earner. What income is SSI replacing? Eliminate the child... more »

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