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Autism and Social Security Disability Benefits

Lawyer for Social Security Disability Claims in Illinois

Can My Child Receive SSI Due To Autism?

Autism is absolutely recognized by the Social Security Administration! If autism is affecting your child, he or she may qualify for SSI. When you apply for disability benefits with autism, the Social Security Administration will first determine whether your condition is severe enough to meet a listing. If you meet a listing you will be found disabled. If you do not meet a listing, the Social Security Administration will then evaluate your child meets a functional equivalent by determining. To do so, the Administration will look at six domains: acquiring and using information; attending and completing tasks; interacting and relating with others; moving about and manipulating objects; carrying for yourself and; health and physical well-being. At least two of those areas must result in “marked” limitations or an “extreme” in one of the domains.

Is There A Specific Listing For Autism?

The Social Security Administration recognizes autism under Listing of Impairments 112.10: Autistic Disorder and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders, which can be found on the Social Security Administration website. However, because most of the listing is structured using medical terminology, it can be quite difficult to know whether you will meet the autism listing. If you or a family member suffers from autism and want to know more about whether you might qualify for Social Security disability benefits (either SSDI or SSI), contact Pearson Disability Law, LLC today.

If My Child Does Not Meet The Listing, Is There Another Way To Get SSI Benefits?

Yes! If your child does not meet Listing 112.10 and autism is severely affecting him or her, your child may still qualify for SSI benefits.

Feel free to call our law firm or fill out our no obligation online free consultation to find out whether your child could get Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Contact Pearson Disability Law, LLC at 312-999-0999 to schedule a free consultation.

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