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Information for Teachers and School Officials
We`re lightening the load for school officials who certify attendance for students receiving Social Security benefits. A new website explains the improved process and puts at their fingertips all the information school officials need.
Social Security uses information from both medical and non-medical sources to decide whether a child qualifies for disability benefits.
Information from non-medical sources who are familiar with the child is important, because a child's eligibility may be directly related to how well he or she functions at school, at home, or in the community.
When you complete the Teacher Questionnaire (SSA-5665), the information you provide about the way the child functions in school on a day-to-day basis will help us:
We need this information from you even if the child has been (or was) in your class for only a short time.
Your response is not the only information we will consider when we decide if the child qualifies for disability benefits, but it is very important to us. Your information will help us make our decision.
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Last reviewed or modified Monday Jan 14, 2008