Did you know you can apply for SSI on your child's behalf while they're still in the NICU? Contact your local Social Security Administration office for more details.
Be sure to reach out to the hospital social worker. This individual will be able to assist you with SSI applications, assistance agencies and more.
Don't be hesitant to attend the hospital support group for NICU parents. Be open to building new friendships with those experiencing the same misfortune as you. Receive support, advice, and most importantly-understanding.