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McChelle03 posted:
My daughter has recently been diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, PTSD, and a learning disability. I have been told by her in home therapist to apply for social security benefits for her. I've heard that getting benefits is a pain for adults but how bad is it for children? My daughter has been molested by her step-brother, physically, mentally, & verbally aabused by her step-mother & biological father. I don't want her put through the aggravation of having to repeat what has been done to her over & over again for some stranger dealing with social security. My husband has gone above & beyond for my daughter by adopting her and trying to provide her with a normal childhood that she had been missing out on before her biological father gave up his rights. I just don't want to put her through anymore pain. Is it worth it to file for disability or should I just forget it?
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momuv4girls responded:
I am not sure what state you are located in, but I would go down to your local social security office (by yourself) and inquire about what you would need to provide (document wise) in order to apply for social security benefits.

I think it would be worth looking into and see if they will provide any assistance.

Here is a general link that you may find helpful.
http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10026.html

Take care, and kuddos to you for taking such good care of your daughter !!!!!
-Kathleen


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