Children who suffered from a birth injury often require more specialized medical attention and care. Some families may feel overwhelmed by the financial costs associated with the treatment their child needs. However, there are several governmental services for children who have suffered from birth injuries. We discuss some of the services that may benefit families below.
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are federal programs that offer insurance to children whose families meet income guidelines. Under these programs, children may attend regular medical appointments without their families having to pay out-of-pocket costs.
Social Security Benefits
Children with disabilities can apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. This program provides monthly payments to help parents and children have better access to care. Typically, SSI pays for treatment for the following disabilities:
Total blindness and/or deafness
Serious intellectual disorders
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires all states to provide special education services to children with disabilities. In order to qualify for the program, a child must have at least one of the following:
An intellectual disability
Severe emotional and/or behavioral disturbances
Speech and/or language impairments
Traumatic brain injury
Did Your Child Suffer a Birth Injury? We’re Here to Help
Even if your child receives financial and educational benefits through governmental programs, it does not take away the fact that life for a child with a birth injury is more difficult than it is for a child without one.
At The Villari Firm, PLLC, our Philadelphia birth injury attorneys can help you identify any and all liable parties and hold them accountable for their actions. The compensation we may recover for you can help you secure the care your child needs.
Contact The Villari Firm, PLLC at (215) 372-8889 to schedule a free consultation.