According to the CDC approximately 11% of children in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD. Luckily there is help available to the parents of these children in the form of Social Security Disability benefits. However, with such a high number of children that have ADHD Social Security reserves disability benefits for only the most extreme cases. Proving disability for these cases can be very difficult but definitely doable.
How Can I Get Disability Benefits For My Child with ADHD?
To help determine eligibility for ADHD, Social Security has created a listing in their blue book. To qualify for disability benefits your child must meet this criteria which shows that your child demonstrates severe and ongoing symptoms in: hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and lack attention. Additionally, these symptoms must severely limit your child’s ability to function at school and at home.
Social Security has also stipulated that your child must lag behind their peers in at least two of the following four areas:
- The ability to remember, comprehend, or apply information;
- Social functioning;
- Self-management and adaptability; and
- Abilities relating to concentration, persistence, or pace
How Do I Prove Disability for My Child with ADHD?
As stated above, proving disability for ADHD is extremely difficult but definitely doable. Extensive medical documentation as well as additional evidence must be submitted to Social Security. Even then, proving disability is difficult. The best thing you can do is hire experienced Utah Disability Lawyers. Having a disability attorney can make the difference between winning and losing benefits. Call today for your free evaluation. There is $0 up front and we only accept a fee if we are able to get you disability benefits.