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Is Your Child Entitled To Disability Benefits For ADHD? Part 1: Characterizing The Condition

The Sullivan Law Office focuses on the fact that every application for social security benefits is unique to the individual. The Sullivan Law Office may provide valuable assistance during the long and sometimes stressful gathering of personal information and medical evidence involved in the application process. Applicants should understand every necessary detail before they file an application and the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines eligibility. The assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable disability attorney may, therefore, be crucial to the approval of an application for disability benefits.

Does your child have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD)?  ADHD involves difficulties with hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and impulsiveness. ADD involves difficulties primarily with attention span rather than hyperactivity and impulsivity.

Because many children are afflicted with ADHD and ADD, many parents apply for disability benefits through the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to receive monthly benefits to assist with expenses in dealing with the condition. However, only children with the most severe form of ADHD are likely to be deemed eligible for disability benefits.

This year, in 2017, Social Security revised the title of Listing 112.11 from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to Neurodevelopmental Disorders, while also significantly updating the text of the listing. The purpose of both was to allow the listing to cover more conditions.

Because of the updates, Listing 112.11 now has two requirements for an applicant to be eligible. First, the condition must be characterized either by hyperactive and impulsive behavior, frequent distractibility, recurrent motor movement or vocalization, or significant difficulties learning and using academic skills.

Examples of the required behavior include restlessness, difficulty waiting, difficulty sitting still and remaining seated, excessive talking, or behaving as if driven by a nonstop motor. Other behavior includes difficulty organizing tasks and sustaining attention.

Today, many children are afflicted with ADHD and ADD. Not every parent had the financial resources to address the problem. If an application for social security benefits based on your child’s ADHD or ADD has been denied, and you’re confused and frustrated because you don’t know why. Mike Sullivan understands. After all, disability law is the sole focus of his practice. Take advantage of the legal services offered by the Sullivan Law Office to assist in sorting through the extensive requirements that determine eligibility for disability benefits. The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants and recipients receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled in all types of disability cases. Contact the Sullivan Law Office today by calling 888-587-0228 or visiting us online! We offer free consultations, so you have absolutely nothing to lose! We look forward to hearing from you.Is Your Child Entitled To Disability Benefits For ADHD? Part 1: Characterizing The Condition

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