it is very very hard for a child to get ssi. ADHD is not a reason for ssi even if a chid has that diagnosis from 10 mds. Even bipolar disorder isn't a quallifying diagnosis and it is much worse than ADHD. You can always apply.
Answer by Gailll at 1:42 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
Answer by ivy102381 at 1:44 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
here is a list from the ssi web site about the conditions that might get ssi
Following are some conditions that may qualify:
Answer by Gailll at 1:47 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
Answer by skittles1108 at 1:48 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
For a child to recieve SSI, the child must qualify based on disability & the family must qualify based on income. If either is not qualifiable, then the child won't recieve funding. Typically, an uncomplicated diagnosis of ADHD won't qualify, even if the child is on meds, getting therapy & has an IEP, because the child does not require significant help with major life activities. However, it can't hurt to try; you never know, you might get a sympathetic worker who approves your application.
ivy102381, anybody can qualify for SSI as long as they are considered disabled & their income is low enough, regardless of whether or not they already have insurance coverage. Also, a child who has an IEP gets ALL of their SSI funding; the school doesn't get any of a child's SSI money - ever.
Answer by mom2aspclboy at 2:48 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
Answer by mom2aspclboy at 3:07 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
Answer by ivy102381 at 3:26 PM on Sep. 18, 2010
Answer by mom2aspclboy at 4:23 PM on Sep. 18, 2010