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SSI?

Posted by on Jul. 31, 2007 at 6:15 PM
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my therapist gave me papers to fill out to get ian SSI. but he is high functioning and not DXed and doesnt go to see the specialist til sept 4th. I think it'd s waste and all though we are not rich theres much more deserving children
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carly4
by New Member on Jul. 31, 2007 at 6:51 PM
I wondered about that same thing...well sort of.  Can my son with aspergers recieve SSI? 
ednakrabapple
by on Jul. 31, 2007 at 6:56 PM
My son recieves SSI benefits , I believe any child with a disability can get it. What I like is if you are eligible for SSI then you also automatically get Medicaid which helps alot with things like speech therapists, and speech devices which my son will be getting soon.
Regular insurance doesn't cover those so i would have to pay out of pocket for it and that is 1500 dollars I don't have so for that reason I am glad I have it.
Rubygl00m
by on Jul. 31, 2007 at 7:00 PM
I don't know if you can get it without a dx but after you get one you would probably qualify as long as your income is within the limits. Like the pp said if your child recieves SSI they automatically qualify for medicaid.




zzavva
by on Jul. 31, 2007 at 7:03 PM
Both mine gets it and my daughter was not dxed at time.  she was tested by a speech pathologist  and her intellengence was too all ordered but SSI for her to receive benefits
biglee200
by Member on Aug. 1, 2007 at 10:42 AM
Hi, both my sons have ssi  it helps paying what they need.plus they  pay  for the dr vist,and there meds i hope this help you out.have great  day bye martha
littlejjsmommy
by Member on Aug. 1, 2007 at 10:44 AM
We got denied b/c my son is only 3 and too disable...... I have found that to be a part of these people problems is not wanting to help a child like my son b/c he is very disable....
momof61974
by on Aug. 1, 2007 at 4:53 PM
my son gets ssi also, and T19 insurance.  i think any child w/ autism is supposed to get it.

check it out, believe me that extra money helps alot.

my son is also high functioning, i don't think it matters much how mild or seveare, check it out, if someone gave you papers to fill out allready, it wouldn't hurt to see if you can get it.

theres lots of people who milk the system. we all have kids who are disabled in some way on here, your child deserves the $$.

~lisa
iluvdiego
by on Aug. 1, 2007 at 6:58 PM
Last month I called the 800 number on the SSA website and scheduled an appointment at our local SSA office for my 2 year old son who was diagnosed 4 months ago. Last week I received a call informing me that his claim had been approved. If you set-up an appointment with your local office, you don't have to fill out any paperwork, they ask you all the questions at your in-person interview (which took about 45 min). The second visit I made only lasted 30min. I would definitely give it a try.
Riles
by Member on Aug. 1, 2007 at 9:34 PM
Would someone explain what SSI stands for and its purpose.
Thanks
R
BRONK
by Member on Aug. 1, 2007 at 10:01 PM
HI SSI STANDS FOR SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME, THE ONLY WAY I KNEW THIS IS I JUST WENT FOR SSI FOR MY SON. WHO HAS ASPERGER. THEY GO BY YOUR HOUSE HOLD INCOME, AND IF YOU HAVE A DX FROM A DR. AND ALL PAPER WORK CALL THE 1800 NUMBER LIKE THE LAST POST SET UP AN APPT. THATS WHAT I DID. NO PROBLEMS HERE
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