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Q: CAN A CHILD WITH ADHD APPLY FOR SSI OR MEDICAID

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Terry Matlen, ACSW, Health Guide
1/20/09 11:38pm

Hi Susan,

 

There are factors involved in whether a child with ADHD can be eligible for government support. It can be very difficult to get and it depends on each child's situation.

 

The child has to have an "extreme" impairment and there are also family financial guidelines to be considered.

 

You should call Social Security to learn more about their guidelines. Additionally, here are some links that have information you might find helpful:

 

http://www.ssa.gov/disability/disability_starter_kits_child_factsheet.htm

 

http://www.serranolawyers.com/SS%20Child%20Cases.htm

 

Terry

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