For parents at a loss for how to pay for their Autistic child’s medical bills, Social Security disability benefits may be the way to go. Autism is considered to be a disability qualifying benefit by the Social Security Administration, so children of any age can get help.
According to the Social Security Administration’s “Blue Book,” or the Impairment Listing Manual, in order to qualify for disability payments, children with Autism must have documented findings of defects in the development of social interaction, defects in verbal and non-verbal communication and imaginative activity and a restricted repertoire of interests and activities. This is then further broken down by the Social Security Administration by age to decide if each child qualifies.
While it is very important for children with disability qualifying benefits to meet the administration’s requirements, working closely with doctors and social security experts will help families figure out what can work best for each individual child.
The Law Offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates have successfully represented many children afflicted with autism before the Social Security Administration. Medical records supporting a child’s functional limitations are critical to obtaining benefits in Autism claims.