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Are kids within the autism spectrum be covered under social security disability?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
3 doctors agree

In brief: Some can

It depends on the level of the child's functioning, whether there is co-existing intellectual disability and whether the family qualifies financially.
You can apply for ssi and katie beckett at the same time. If you are denied ssi for financial reasons, the federally -funded katie beckett program is based on the other two factors. The level of impairment is more stringent.

In brief: Some can

It depends on the level of the child's functioning, whether there is co-existing intellectual disability and whether the family qualifies financially.
You can apply for ssi and katie beckett at the same time. If you are denied ssi for financial reasons, the federally -funded katie beckett program is based on the other two factors. The level of impairment is more stringent.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on Severity

Kids with autistic spectrum dififculites may qualify for disablity, but this depends on the severity of symptoms and the impact on the child's daily functioning.

In brief: Depends on Severity

Kids with autistic spectrum dififculites may qualify for disablity, but this depends on the severity of symptoms and the impact on the child's daily functioning.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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