My Colorado law office handles a number of Social Security disability benefits for children. Often, parents have a 504 plan or an IEP (Individualized Education Program) from the school.
Don’t get me wrong, a 504 plan or IEP is terrific evidence in a Children’s disability case.
Unfortunately though, it is often still not enough to win enough Social Security disability benefits for a child?
So, what else can I use to prove to Social Security that my child is disabled?
There is no single formula for winning a disability case. However, there is a wide range of possible evidence that may be useful.
Here is my list of 12 “must have” sourced of evidence for Social Security Children’s Disability
Note: not all of these will apply in every case. However, this list provides a way to build a solid foundation of evidence:
- Doctors records.
- Hospital records.
- Mental health provider records.
- Police reports.
- School disciplinary reports.
- Attendance records.
- School psychologist records.
- Evaluations with physical therapy or occupational therapy providers.
- Teacher questionnaires.
- Special Education teacher reports.
- IQ test results.
- WJ-III test results.
This is just scratching the surface. If you can think of other evidence, do not avoid it just because it is not listed here. Tell me in the comments about the kind of evidence you found useful.
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