Family SHADE

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Families with children and other dependents with disabilities or special needs often need professional guidance on how best to prepare for the future well-being of these dependents. It is important to take steps to make financial plans and resolve guardianship issues when the child is still young.

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are benefits for which you child may qualify. Social Security information is found in this location as are other agencies that offer benefits counseling.

It is important to remember that your child may be eligible for some benefits and not for others. It is best to ask about all benefits rather than assume your child won’t qualify.

This section will help you identify the first steps in finding the supports and services you and your family may need. For more information, try searching the Family SHADE database or call Family SHADE at (888) 547-4412.