Who can apply for SSI for children with ADHD?


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Parents or legal guardians can file for SSI for a child with ADHD. This can be accomplished by reviewing the Child Disability Starter Kit, contacting the Social Security office to schedule an interview, filling out a Child Disability Report and waiting for a decision.

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Reviewing the Child Disability Starter Kit helps parents and guardians determine which documents may be necessary to complete the interview. It also helps them determine eligibility. The kit can be reviewed by visiting the Social Security Administration official website and navigating to the appropriate page.

Because a face-to-face interview is a necessary step in applying for Social Security Disability for a child with ADHD, a parent or legal guardian must contact the local Social Security office to schedule an interview. During this interview, necessary information and supporting documents are collected. Requested documentation may include birth certificates, Social Security cards, custody papers and documents pertaining to the medical condition of the child.

To complete the application process and receive a decision, a parent or legal guardian must also fill out a Child Disability Report. This can be done online by visiting the official website of the Social Security Administration. Once all parties complete all of the proper steps, a decision is made.

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