If having autism spectrum disorder makes it impossible for you—or someone close to you—to hold a job, financial relief is available in the form of Social Security Disability benefits.
Benefits include monthly income support to pay for your essentials and let you maintain independence.
But getting approved isn’t automatic. You must prove, using medical evidence and other facts, that you meet three rules:
It sounds simple, but it’s complicated to absolutely prove these points, and not just say them.
Of course, many people with autism can and do work. They wouldn’t be able to get disability benefits. Autism spectrum disorder includes people in an incredible range of situations.
Social Security Disability lawyers are professionals who can focus on your particular case and help you through this process. In Ohio, people call the disability attorneys at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal.
They’ve helped thousands of people for over 40 years.
Only people living with autism spectrum disorder truly understand what it’s like. It’s nearly impossible to explain to others. And that’s partly why it can be challenging to get Social Security to see why you need benefits.
People easily get denied for all kinds of reasons.
But the Ohio disability lawyers at HNB have experience with cases like yours. They listen, and care. Talk to us about your needs.
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The Social Security Administration (SSA) runs two disability benefit programs that serve people in different circumstances.
Because autism begins in childhood, many people are familiar from a young age with one of the disability programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
Children with disabilities get SSI disability benefits when their families meet certain financial requirements.
When they reach adulthood, those benefits recipients may be able to continue receiving SSI as adults. Or if they enter the workforce for a time, they may later qualify for the other kind of disability benefits run by the SSA: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
How can you tell which program to apply for?
SSDI generally pays more per month than SSI, in part because it’s based on your past income while SSI is an amount pre-set by the government.
With SSDI benefits, you also get eligibility or Medicare health coverage, which you normally would have to wait until retirement age. SSI qualifies you for Medicaid health coverage.
You can get an HNB disability lawyer to help you decide which type of disability benefits to seek with autism. Your introductory conversation with our disability law firm is free.
And if you work with us on your disability claim for autism, you still won’t pay any attorney fee until you win benefits.Get My Free Case Review