11 doctors weighed in:

When can a child with autism receive SSI disability income?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Hard to answer with any degree of specificity in this kind of forum. Depends on age, family income, severity of illness, etc.
Here's a good resource: http://www.Child-autism-parent-cafe.Com/social-security.Html.

In brief: Depends

Hard to answer with any degree of specificity in this kind of forum. Depends on age, family income, severity of illness, etc.
Here's a good resource: http://www.Child-autism-parent-cafe.Com/social-security.Html.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: SSI eligibility is

Based on degree of functional impairment & level of support needed to function in the community for any disability.
Children with autism & intellectual disability may qualify if the family's income & assets meet requirements. Severely impaired children who'd require custodial care if their parents were deceased may be eligible for katie beckett funding, which isn't financially-based.

In brief: SSI eligibility is

Based on degree of functional impairment & level of support needed to function in the community for any disability.
Children with autism & intellectual disability may qualify if the family's income & assets meet requirements. Severely impaired children who'd require custodial care if their parents were deceased may be eligible for katie beckett funding, which isn't financially-based.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes.

Childhood autism is found as a listing under section 112.
10 of the social security administration’s (ssa) impairment listing manual, or “blue book.” certain requirements must be met in order to qualify a child for disability benefits. For more information visit the following web-site http://www.Socialsecurity.Gov/applyfordisability/child.Htm.

In brief: Yes.

Childhood autism is found as a listing under section 112.
10 of the social security administration’s (ssa) impairment listing manual, or “blue book.” certain requirements must be met in order to qualify a child for disability benefits. For more information visit the following web-site http://www.Socialsecurity.Gov/applyfordisability/child.Htm.
Dr. Robert Woods
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