Does my autistic child qualify for SSI?
The answer to this question can be complicated. Autism affects people in different ways. Some people who have this diagnosis can function quite easily in the world and have few apparent issues. Whereas some are severely developmentally disabled. It is possible for someone with an autism diagnosis to receive Social Security payments, but it has to be done on a case-by-case basis. The parent of the child or the social worker will need to contact a local Social Security office and allow an evaluation to be conducted. Based on severity of condition and inability to earn a living, the individual may be granted benefits.
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