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.
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.
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.