Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


img_doctorAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as a qualifying condition for children under the age of 18 for receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). He or she must meet the Social Security Administration’s definition of disability for children, and his or her income and resources must fall within the eligibility limits.

In the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security manual (also known as the Blue Book), The Social Security Administration classifies Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a Mental Disorder manifested by developmentally inappropriate degrees of inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity. When evaluating individual cases, the SSA looks for medically documented findings of all three of the following:

  • Marked inattention
  • Marked impulsiveness
  • Marked hyperactivity

Additionally, the severity of the child’s impairment is evaluated based on the his or her age group.

At the Law Offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., we are experienced in handling children’s social security disability claims related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We understand what the SSA is looking for when evaluating claims, and are here to be your tough advocates regardless of the level of your appeal.

We also realize that this is a difficult time, and are here to answer your questions. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.