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Can people with ADHD get Supplemental Security Income benefits?

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  • AMichael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answered
    Some people with ADHD may qualify to get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. First, you or your child must be classified as disabled by ADHD based on the federal definition. Next, you must meet the financial requirements based on family income. These rules get as technical as an official review of a play in football, so to find out if you qualify for SSI, check with your local Social Security office.
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  • ADonna Hill Howes, RN, Family Medicine, answered
    At times, people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) qualify for benefits including Supplemental Security Income (SSI). According to the National Institutes of Health, you must demonstrate financial need and meet one or more of the following qualifications to receive SSI:

    • You are 65 or older.
    • You are disabled by your condition.
    • You are blind.

    SSI benefits include monthly payments to help with costs of daily living, medications, and treatments. Children and adults may be eligible for this program. If you qualify for SSI, you may also qualify to receive Medicaid and food stamps. To find out whether you are eligible to receive SSI, call or write to the Social Security Disability organization near you.
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