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Old 12-04-2005, 06:20 PM   #1
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is someone with bipolar eligilble for ssi?i applied a few years ago and was denied so i dont know if i should reapply?and also, is a child with adhd eligible?what are the requirements for this?

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Old 12-05-2005, 02:14 PM   #2
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Re: eligible?

Someone with Bipolar disorder may be medically eligible for SSDI (or SSI). It depends upon the severity of the condition. Also there are non-medical requirements for these programs that must be met as well.

Again, regarding a child with ADHD, the child might be eligible for benefits under the SSI program. The requirements can be found in volume 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 416 et seq. Subpart P contains the medical requirements and 416 in general sets out the non-medical requirements.

I would urge you to obtain the services of a competent attorney who specializes in SSDI/SSI cases. This is a complex area of law that can be very diffcult, even for experienced practitioners. No fee can be charged unless and until your case is won and the fees are strictly regulated by SSA (up to 25% of the back benefits or $5,300.00, whichever is less).

Old 12-31-2005, 06:29 AM   #3
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Re: eligible?


Do you have the CFR sections for depression/anxiety and interstitial cystitis?
Could be interesting.

Old 12-31-2005, 07:01 AM   #4
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Re: eligible?

Purplebill - Due to the field I'm in, I've lately had to assist some clients with the SSI process for their children. I know that when my husband applied for SSDI, he and our dependents were denied SSI due to income - they automatically do both applications during the initial SSDI interview. What about SSI for children found to be disabled? Is that decision also based on the parent's income?

Old 01-01-2006, 07:06 PM   #5
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Re: eligible?

Kaybee, yes parental income is considered when determining SSI eligibility for a child.

Tonto: off the top of my head, you can find depression at 12.04 of Subpart P in Volume 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Anxiety related disorders may be found at 12.06. I do not recall a listing for interstitial cystitis.

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