August 10, 2010

Social Security Disability Benefits for Indiana Children With ADHD and ADD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition in which attention problems exist simultaneously with hyperactivity. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is in the Child Listings Section (Part B) of the Listing of Impairments for the Social Security Administration.
>Section 112.11
is the specific section for ADHD. It states that two main requirements must be satisfied.

The first is that medical findings must document all three of the following:
1) Marked inattention
2) Marked impulsiveness
3) Marked hyperactivity

The second is that for children ages 1 to 3 they must meet one of the age appropriate criteria in paragraph B1 of section 112.02. Also for children ages 3 to 18 they must meet two of the age appropriate criteria in paragraph B2 of section section 112.02 of the Child Listings Section (Part B) of the Listing of Impairments.

Some symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder may include being easily distracted, forgetting things, not listening when spoken to, and/or becoming easily confused. There are three main known causes of ADHD. The first one is genetics. Studies have indicated that genetics are a factor in 75% of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder cases. The second cause is Environmental. It has been suggested that about 9% to 20% of ADHD cases can be traced back to alcohol and tobacco abuse during pregnancy. The third cause for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is Social. The World Health Organization says that ADHD might be caused by family dysfunction or inadequate education services.

Attorney Scott D. Lewis has dealt with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) clients in his experience in Social Security Disability law. ADHD may affect a child or adult’s performance at work or school. ADHD may prevent an individual from focusing on the task at hand, and they may struggle getting everyday tasks accomplished.

Indiana Attorney Scott D. Lewis finds that children with ADHD may not be in the appropriate grade for their age, may have difficulty with social interaction, may be enrolled in learning disabled classes, and have problems interacting with family or friends appropriately. It is important to obtain good medical records from a treating physician, and current and past academic records showing difficulties in school to submit to the Social Security Administration to heighten the chances at winning this type of disability claim.

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