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can my daughter get ssi for adhd and separation anxiety??

I have my daughter and son that both have adhd.. but only my daughter has separation anxiety can i get ssi for them??
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by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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jeweldragons
by on Mar. 23, 2013 at 11:24 AM

SSI is hard to get.  Be prepared to be denied the first and even second time you apply.  Not sure but here's a BUMP!

Cmgmqmmom
by Bronze Member on Mar. 23, 2013 at 11:27 AM
Separation anxiety....no. What a ridiculous thing to even ask. Sorry.
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goddiddlyumshis
by on Mar. 23, 2013 at 11:28 AM
2 moms liked this
lol shes a desperate mom, man!

Quoting Cmgmqmmom:

Separation anxiety....no. What a ridiculous thing to even ask. Sorry.
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ScrChk23
by Amanda on Mar. 23, 2013 at 11:46 AM

 I am not sure.

pinkcoffeecup
by Gold Member on Mar. 23, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Probaby not.  Our son is ADD/ADHD. He's an adult now. He does just fine with it. He's not currently on any meds. He learned the coping skills to deal with the ADD.  They said it's very hard to get on it.  You have to prove the illness is so severe. They can't function normally.  Or the parents have to be at poverty level to get any government help.  Like you prove you can't afford the meds or assistance to help your child with daily living.

hugss
by Ruby Member on Mar. 23, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Am not sure hon,
Thinking most likely not for your DD .. sorry .

LancesMom
by Ruby Member on Mar. 23, 2013 at 3:53 PM

I doubt that you would be able to unless you have a diagnosis from a Psychiatrist that this is a debilitating disorder.

And, as a previous poster said, you need to try a few times before you do get approved. They always deny first.

Kylie819
by Emerald Member on Mar. 23, 2013 at 3:54 PM


Quoting mommysangelface:

Is she prevented from doing things?



Do you require extra care for her? Meds you cannot afford?

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needadvice1983
by Bronze Member on Mar. 23, 2013 at 4:26 PM

For Seperation Anxiety? LMAO Don't put that on the application. They will turn you down in a heartbeat because it is going to look like you just want free money. Now if you have diagnosises for the ADHD and it is SEVERE enough (becuase mild ADHD won't cut it) then maybe you'll get something. But keep in mind SSI is for people who can't afford things like medication, therapies, and extra help the parents need to take care of the child. It's not just free money because your child has a disorder. It's really hard to get SSI. 

squeakers2
by Silver Member on Mar. 23, 2013 at 4:29 PM
I agree. My daughter got denied and she has Juvenile Arthritis. There are days she's in tears trying to walk, but her condition is not "debilitating enough."

Quoting Cmgmqmmom:

Separation anxiety....no. What a ridiculous thing to even ask. Sorry.
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