<blockquote><b>Quoting green mama☮:</b>" I get disability for my son from being premature. They gave me a lump sum from the day he was born and ... [snip!] ... day he was born and from now on I get like $647/month. He's also on oxygen, sees TONS of specialist, and has a feeding tube."</blockquote>
My son was born at 25w 6d and weighed 2lbs 7oz and is currenrly on 0.2 oxygen and has a feeding tube do you know if he qualifies for ssi?
<blockquote><b>Quoting jaydensmommy2712:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting green mama☮:</b>" I get disability for my son from being ... [snip!] ... born at 25w 6d and weighed 2lbs 7oz and is currenrly on 0.2 oxygen and has a feeding tube do you know if he qualifies for ssi?"</blockquote>
Your son qualifies
For other parents the social worker at my nicu told me that a premie qualifies if it is under 2lbs 10oz or if born with medical problems that will last up to or past 1 year.
I doubt your 5 week premie will qualify unless he has an ongoing medical condition.
they have to be under 1200g..the social worker at the hospital when she was born applied for me automatically and then came and told me about it..i had no idea they could...my daughter was born at 1110g (27 weeks)...1110g = 2lb 7oz...idk if i am approved yet cus she was born not even a week ago...but we will see...
My son receives SSI for his low birth weight (1 pound 11 ounces). If your lo is under 2lbs. 10oz. then you will automatically be approved, depending on your households income. I stay at home with DS because they don't want him in daycare until he is 2 so we are well within the "poverty income level" and DS gets a full benefit of $710 per month.
My son got SSI, his birth weight was 1lb13.5oz. Just remember that it is SSI not SSD and that it is based on the need of the family. You will have to give paystubs at the end of every month to verify your income and baby's payments will be affected by how much money you make/mo. Also baby will automatically qualify for Medicaid as long as they are receiving SSI. mediciad saved our butts big time with our son's bills. His total cost of care for his first year of life was almost 900,000.