The Sullivan Law Office focuses on the fact that every application for social security benefits is different. Applicants should understand every necessary detail before they file an application and the Social Security Administration (SSA) determines eligibility. 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.

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. Part One of this blog addressed the requirement of characterizing the ADD or ADHD condition sufficiently to prove eligibility for disability benefits.

The second requirement is that the child’s ADHD or ADD causes them to have severe limitations in a minimum of one area of functioning. The child must have either an extreme limitation in one of the following areas or a “marked” (i.e., severe) limitation in two of the following areas:

  • concentrating on tasks;
  • interacting with others ;
  • adapting or managing oneself learning; and
  • understanding and remembering information.

Examples of the aforementioned behavior include: avoiding distractions, timely completing tasks, engaging in an activity at an appropriate, consistent pace, cooperating with others, handling conflicts, controlling personal behavior, setting goals, adapting to change, learning new material, following oral instructions, and using reason and judgment to make decisions. If a child has one extreme or two severe limitations in performing these actions, he or she may be eligible for disability benefits.

Have your social security benefits been denied? Are you confused and frustrated because you don’t know why? Mike Sullivan understands and may answer all of your questions. 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 2: The Limitations Must Be Severe