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Posted by Valerie Barbeau on October 14, 2000 at 13:17:06:

In Reply to: Is ADD/ADHD a disability to receive Social Security (SSI)? posted by DeAnna in Georgia on September 27, 2000 at 23:15:27:

To answer your question. My child is receiving SSI but you must go thru the process. Do not call Social Security and ask them if your child is disabled. They will tell you no. Just ask for a packet of forms to fill out and they will send it to you or you can go to your local office to pick them up. Your child need to be evaluated by a good Pych and counselor. Have as much documentation as possible that your child have problems. My child recieved SSI only 3 months after I submitted the paper work be cause I did my homework and got alot of stuff together to submit . There are alot of people who work at Social Security that will try to fool you and trick you. I don't know why but just stick to your guns and do it. Also you child may have more stuff like learning disablities. And other mental health issues.

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