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It would be impossible for me to say whether your son is eligible for SSDI benefits. This is a stringent process. ADHD does not automatically qualify a child for Social Security Disability Benefits. Whether or not a child is eligible would depend on the severity of symptoms. In order to qualify a child must be disabled and have "marked and severe functional limitations."
I just posted further information on this subject last week. You may want to refer to:
There are also a few comments from other parents regarding their experiences. You may find those helpful as well.
Please check back and let me know how this works for you.
I just wanted to add to Eileen's answer to say that it is is most likely a very difficult process requiring much documentation to show your child has "marked and severe functional limitations."
ADDitude magazine on-line has an article depicting this process.
I can tell you that my mother, who has schizophrenia, applied for SSDI and despite the many documents from doctors and psychiatrists, she was denied at first. She re-applied and finally got it. It was an extremely difficult process despite the fact that her mental was severe and incapacitating.
Let us know how the process goes. Thank you for your question.
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