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Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita and Social Security Disability Benefits
Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) is a phrase used to describe a group of congenital disorders that affects joints and muscles throughout the body. In addition to the hard work, support, and dedication that it takes to raise a child with a serious health condition, it can also require a certain level of financial stability.

Families who cannot afford to provide their child with the necessary medical attention may be eligible to receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)—a type of disability benefit offered by the Social Security Administration (SSA). These benefits can help pay for a child's medical care and day-to-day expenses. The following article will teach you about SSI benefits and will help prepare you to begin the application process.

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Disability.gov
https://www.disability.gov

Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability policies, programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to thousands of resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations. You can find information on topics, such as applying for Social Security disability benefits, finding a job and paying for accessible housing, to name just a few. Every day, new information is added across 10 main subject areas: Benefits, Civil Rights, Community Life, Education, Emergency Preparedness, Employment, Health, Housing, Technology and Transportation.

Understanding Supplemental Security Income
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/

A Desktop Guide To SSI Eligibility Requirements
http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps4345/11001.html

Understanding Supplemental Security Income
http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssi/text-child-ussi.htm? (SSI for Children2008 Edition)

SSI Disability Planner Adults Disabled Before Age 22
http://www.ssa.gov/dibplan/dacpage.shtml

Here's a link talking about SSI regulation and how to appeal a decision:
http://www.ssa.gov/d&s1.htm#ssi



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