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Autism
My son is 8 years old and was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old. I have never tried to get ss for him and im not sure what the requirements and regulations are on this matter
Anonymous
Re Anonymous
i need to apply for social securit disabilitryfor my son i apply before and I didnt fowllw up on it has mind Autism he 12 years ldo and want kind of paper work i need to apply just for him he has a payee thew san Andreses
Anonymous
my son gets ssi for his
my son gets ssi for his autism.... he has been getting it since he is 3 and will be 18 this year/ your son should be eligible
sarah
If a child is receiving SSB
If a child is receiving SSB and has autism when should he apply for ssi and does he receive backpay
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Child SSI
Sarah, I'm not sure what you mean by SSB. A child can apply for SSI at anytime. Back pay for SSI is only awarded back to the date of filing for disability-- even if the applicant was disabled long before applying for disability benefits. I hope I was able to answer some of your questions!
David
bipolar disorder
I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder for quite a few years now and have never looked into getting social security benefits. My disorder seems to be getting worse even though I take medication. My disorder is completely interrupting my life and ability to function normally at work. I experience prolonged bouts of depression,anxiety, and paranoia. I need some help. How do I go about getting social security benefits?
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Free Legal Evaluation
David, I suggest you fill out this form to receive a free evaluation of your claim. You'll be able to speak with an attorney or advocate for free who can help you out and tell you how to proceed. You can find that form here.
jasmine
bipolor
im 19teen n have 3 kids i have n i battle with a heavy case of depression.paranoia and anixity, i get in very desturbing modes to were i cant function around people i can cant work or go to school cause my moods are out of wack, i have short term memory lost i am on medicatgi9on n i also have (imsomna) i cant sleep i function off of three hrs of sxleep a day now cause of my medican bujt i still am having a hard time on it . i need some help n advice~!!!
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Bipolar
Jasmine, I'm sorry to hear about everything you are going through. To qualify for disability benefits you will need to prove that you are truly disabled. To do so, you will need a diagnosis from a doctor as well as enough medical documentation to back it up. Because you are only 19, it is not likely that you have enough work history to qualify for SSDI. However, if you have very limited income, you may qualify for SSI. I suggest you fill out this form to receive a free legal evaluation. An attorney will be able to offer professional legal advice. Good luck!
Megan
Brother with schizophrenia
My 54 year old brother lives in San Antonio and has had the diagnosis of schizophrenia for most of his life, starting around age 18. I believe he is on SSI for his disability. He is very difficult to deal with, as he refuses to take medication, and, at this point, the disease has progressed so much that most of the time it is very difficult to communicate with him. My 83 year old mother tries to help him as much as she can, though he cannot live with her--it is bad for both of them. I live in Tennessee, so I am of limited help. My brother has been living in an apartment for a couple of years, but just got evicted today. Apparently his toilet has been leaking water for quite a while, and it has saturated areas of his apartment and also of some of the apartments around him. My question is--is there a list of apartments or living situations somewhere that cater to people with disabilities? I am not sure, but I believe this complex where he lived had some allowance for his disability. Again, he is very difficult to deal with and talk to, but I'm trying to do what I can to help my mother from afar and try to find out options for them to pursue. I may have to come to San Antonio to try to help, but for now, I'm trying to do what I can from here. Any help anyone can give me would be very much appreciated!! Good luck to everyone else as well. Dealing with mental disabilities is so tough--for the person who has one and also for their families and caregivers who try to make life reasonable for them as well. Thanks!
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Assisted Living and SSI
Megan, I'm sorry to hear about your situation, it must be very difficult for you. Although this website only deals with disability benefits, I know that some assisted living facilities and nursing homes do accept SSI/Medicaid as payment. I suggest you look for a facility like this.
Mindy
Autism
My son was diagnosed with autism at 3 1/2 yrs old and is now 5 yrs old, would he be able to get ssi? And what do i need to do or complete to get the process started?
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SSI for Son with Autism
Hi Mindy. Your son would most likely be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. However, SSI benefits are based on household income. Only individuals who earn very little income and have very few financial resources will qualify. To get started, I suggest you call the SSA to determine whether or not your family meets the financial limits.
Mom Michelle
ADD
My daughter has ADD and I believe Autisum as well. She is going to be 21 soon. She has never worked, always had special help throughout her entire school period, can not drive, did receive medication when she was younger, had counseling, not currently seeing a doctor due to financial issues, lives with me, I'm disabled on SSDI with no other income or assets. She has had problems since kindergarden and I don't think she will ever be self sufficient. Do you think she can get SSDI? She wont be able to fill out the forms, so I will have to do everything. Please help. Thank you!
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Michelle
Hi Michelle, SSDI is only offered to individuals with substantial work history. It is not likely that she would qualify under her own record and because she is 21 it isn't likely that she would qualify under your record either. However, she may be eligible to receive SSI benefits- which are based on financial need. To qualify, though, she will need medical evidence of her conditions. Without a proper diagnosis it would be very difficult for her to qualify.
Kassia
Our son was adopted
Our son was adopted independently and at that time we did not apply for any adoption assistance. It was not evident at 3 yrs old that he would have the issues he does have now. He is 11 and has a diagnosis of ADHD. We always felt the MD would up the medications but they continued to have little if any impact. We continued to feel something was wrong as he would function well in some areas but not in others. I was able to get a referral for Executive Functioning Testing and the insurance approved it. We completed our testing and the MD feels he is on the Autism Spectrum - I guess they don't really use Asperger's any more as a term. We have been given info about the Waisman Center at UW Madison and WEAP (WI early autism project). He has high verbal and perceptual function but low working memory and low processing speed. We have a IEP in place at school and it will need to be changed based on this information. I am not sure how the rest of this process works. We have insurance and income. I just know that this will be a life long struggle for him. If I apply now and am denied based on our income, will he be able to apply again at 18 and possibly be approved. Would the denial help or hurt him?

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