Children with Special Needs

Children with Special Needs

Through a generous grant from the County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency, the Legal Aid Society of San Diego is now providing free legal representation with every aspect of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) process for children who have a qualifying medical condition and meet financial eligibility requirements. 

How to Get Help

Legal Aid Society of San Diego welcomes walk-ins.  
For faster service call 1-844-774-5463
TTY 1-877-735-2929​
If you wish to come to an office, we have 3 locations:
Southeast San Diego Office
Midtown San Diego Office
North County San Diego Office

What We Do

A staff attorney will directly represent children and their legal guardians with their initial applications, reconsideration appeals, administrative hearings, administrative reviews, and in certain cases, federal court appeals.  The staff attorney will work with children, parents, and legal guardians to gather this information, and will complete all forms and communicate with SSA on behalf of the child. 

Outreach to Community Providers

The Legal Aid SSI Advocacy Program for Children will also conduct trainings on SSI for Children eligibility requirements. We welcome the opportunity to speak to community providers. If you would like us to speak to your group about what we do, or are interested in a training, please call 1-844-774-5463