My Colorado law office handled a number of Social Security disability benefits for children. Often parents have a 504 plan or an IEP (Individualized Education Program) from the school. Parents often ask me if this is enough to have their child approved for children’s disability benefits.
Unfortunately, typically not. While a 504 plan or an IEP is good evidence and often contains useful information about the child’s disability, it is often not enough by itself.
There is no single formula for winning a disability case. There is a wide range of possible evidence that may be useful:
- Doctors records.
- Hospital records.
- Mental health provider records.
- Police reports.
- School disciplinary reports.
- Attendance records.
- School psychologist records.
- Any evaluations with
- Physical therapy / occupational therapy records.
- 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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