Social Security Common Conditions: Speech Disorders

Aug 27, 2014 | Social Security Benefits

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Speech disorders affect roughly 7.5 million United States citizens. Many of those with speech disorder disabilities may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but it’s important to understand the eligibility requirements before applying.

For example, most children begin to develop speech patterns by six-months of age and have mastered articulating full sentences between ages 3-5. However, those who suffer from an articulation deficiency may never gain this ability, and the Social Security Administration will evaluate each case based on a patient’s ability to produce speech by any means necessary, including the use of mechanical or electronic devices. Speech impairments may also be evaluated as symptoms of other underlying disorders.

This just goes to show that proving a speech disability can be complex. That’s why most experts suggest speaking with a Social Security Disability attorney if you’re considering applying for benefits because of a speech disorder or if you’ve had a claim denied in the past.

At Newlin Disability, we know what it takes to successfully file a Social Security Disability claim, and we want to help you understand the process. Learn more about how we can assist you be giving us a call.

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