Autism is a condition that affects many people in New York. Aside from the problems autism can cause in a person's social life, many people who live with the condition also end up facing serious financial challenges. Like any medical condition or illness, autism necessitates medical care and other assistance that can be very expensive.
Fortunately, Social Security Disability Insurance may be an option for these people.As we discussed before, an individual who wishes to receive Social Security disability benefits will need to apply. For adults, this means collecting medical information, doctors' and hospitals' information, as well as a list of recent employers. Once the information is compiled and sent in, an applicant will wait to hear back. Many people who have autism, however, are children, and a different process exists for them.Supplement Security Income provides financial assistance to people have very little or no income, such as children or elderly individuals.
If your child has autism and you are struggling to make ends meet, SSI may be the best option. While Social Security Disability Insurance is based on your work history, SSI is need-based. In order to qualify, a child will have to show problems with social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, imagination, and substantially lowered range of general interests.
While it is certainly helpful to have benefits like SSI and SSDI available, the application process can be confusing and time-consuming. Fortunately, there are advocates available to help navigate the application process.
Autism Disability Benefits - Free Consultation
Understanding if you can qualify for disability benefits for autism can be complicated. Terry Katz & Associates encourages you to contact our office in New York at 888-488-7459.Scheduling a free consultation with one of the knowledgeable autism social security disability attorneys is the first step. We will discuss qualifying medically for autism in detail and assure you'll understand if you are qualified for SSD benefits, if eligible, how to apply.Source: Age of Autism, "Autism and Social Security Disability Benefits," Molly Clarke, July 10, 201
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Terry Katz, Esq., the founding Member of the firm, handles all aspects of Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability cases.
My experience with the firm of Terry Katz and Associates proved to be a very rewarding experience. My specific case was for the receipt of SSI benefits. After having been denied my initial request for SS benefits, I contacted the firm of Terry Katz and Associates in the hopes of reinforcing my appeal.
The associate with whom I worked, Ms. Langdale, was truly exceptional, providing me not only with invaluable guidance, but personable and compassionate care along the way. She is a wonderful person. In the end, my appeal was successful and I am now receiving benefits.
I am so grateful to the Katz firm, for the exceptional assistance I received, not only from Ms. Langdale, but from all the associates involved at the firm. I highly recommend retaining their services for anyone seeking to strengthen their SSI case. Thank you again, Terry Katz & Associates!