I Applied For Social Security For My Son A Year Ago And Was Denied. Should I Apply Again?

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Okay I do  not know why some people are being so harsh to this poor person.  If you have not personally dealt with paying for the medications or dealt with ADHD ever please stop the rude comments.  It is not necessarily medicating our poor children.  It is helping them out.  If my son does not get his concerta every morning before going to school he can not concentrate in school and he tends to get in trouble.  And yes I do think you should continue trying to get SSI for him.  I just found out that my son is eligible to apply for it.  So I say go for it.  And to the person who said something about a taxpayers dollars.  Do you know whether or not this person is a taxpayer, because if they are they deserve it.  Just remember that when you are old and need to go on social security.  We all need help, caring for a child with ADHD is not cheap and we can use any help we can get.  So I am going to apply for my daughter who is legally blind in one eye are you going to critize me there too.  Come on people, don't judge people are simply seeking your help or opinion.  If you are not looking to help or even have no business looking at ADHD forums then go away and bite your tongue.  But yes you can keep trying until you get approved and then you can get all that back pay for the time you spent fighting to get the SSI for him.  Good luck!
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denise answered
Yes you should, I am on ss, I had my lawyer get mine and he told me when we started that most people are denied the first time and you should always apply again. And sure enough I was denied the first time and got it the second time. The good thing is when you do get it, they will send you a check for the back pay starting from the date you applied the first time.
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I've got hangnails, should I apply also? I've lived with ADHD my entire life but support myself and my family. Let's save SS benefits for those who really need them.
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You can apply repeatedly but I don't believe you are ever going to qualify - ADHD isn't that much of a disability. My son takes meds three times a day for it and is doing just fine.

Doctors often prescribe medicines like Concerta because of the kickbacks they receive from the companies that make it. There are older but very effective medicines like Ritillin and Adderall and treat ADHD very well and won't cost you more than a few dollars a month. Tell your Doc to help you save some money and if he won't help then start shopping for another Doc that will.
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Adderall for just a few dollars a month depends on what You consider a few I guess but My daughter is on Adderall that runs Me 239.00 a month and Cloidine which runs Me almost 100.00 a month the Lithium that cost Me a good bit every month so to anyone whom thinks the Kids dont deserve nor need a check every month for ADHD You must not have to pay for these types of medications every month or You might just be seeking help also
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denise answered
Also my daughter has bipolar disorder and add and she gets ssi.
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I am appalled that a). Some of you medicate your precious children so freely. These medications affect your little children's' bodies in ways you've probably never researched, and b). You feel you are entitled to taxpayer dollars for a condition that is not biologically diagnosable. The majority of ADHD is emotional and behavioral in nature, not biological.
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I lean the same way re ADHD but the jury is still out and causation, officially. There is theory that relates it closely with chemical exposure (additives, pesticides, etc.) during gestation which is being closely studied. Probably as with most disorders of cognitive origin, there is a contribution through combination of environment, and predisposition and exposure to toxic substance. Nature plus nurture. I sure resonate to your comment about being cautious about medicating young vulnerable bodies and minds.
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Anonymous answered
You can reapply for SSI. Many people get denied the first time and need to reapply.
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Elissa Penn answered
I don't know where you live Doneshaf but did you get a copy of what qualifies a person for social security disability? I would keep trying if your son is eligible...remember who you're dealing with! Lol...they take forever

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