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Do you think this qualify's for SSI?

Turrets Syndrome

My son has been diagnosed with all 3. My BFF's mom said I should apply for SSI for him. Which I'm not going to lie would really help our family. And I could get the things he needs for his sensory issues.


Asked by myownhappiness at 11:37 AM on Apr. 26, 2011 in Kids' Health

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Answers (20)
  • That's a good question. I'm curious myself if children qualify for that considering their conditions.

    Answer by Imogine at 11:37 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • I would say yes. A friend of mine has a son who deaf and autistic and they qualify. But it also depends on your income.

    Answer by Shaken1976 at 11:41 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • I would say yes to autism, not sure about the others. Since he has all three I don't guess that matters though.

    Answer by arenad at 12:18 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • If you don't mind me asking what are their conditions?

    Comment by myownhappiness (original poster) at 11:38 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Autisim...yes

    The ONLY person who can tell your for certain is the Social Security Admin. There are a lot of factors that are considered before SSI is approved.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:13 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • SSI is solely based on Family Income. Go to under disability benefits for children and compare your Income with their guidelines. Good Luck.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:45 AM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • It isn't based solely on the diagnosis, it's based on the severity of the diagnosis. So - your child could have 10 different diagnoses and still not qualify if they are somewhat independent. It's also based not only on income, but on assets - which includes vehicles (if you own more than one), stocks, savings accounts, etc.
    I used to receive SSI for my son.

    Answer by missanc at 3:17 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • Thanks moms

    Comment by myownhappiness (original poster) at 9:24 PM on Apr. 27, 2011

  • Yes, you will.

    Answer by amberpatterson at 7:17 PM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • It wouldn't hurt to try but I think Autism would get SSI but I think it would be a case by case.

    Answer by heathermichelle at 5:04 PM on May. 4, 2011