Q: I just received a letter of reconsideration and my son was denied SSI. He has severe ADHD and is on medication.
A: Very sorry to hear families have to jump through so many hoops to get much needed help. Unfortunately, the reason why someone is denied is harder to ascertain. If this is your first attempt to get benefits, getting denied is very common. I would strongly suggest you appeal the decision immediately. You may also have to get an attorney to assist at some point. Often benefits will eventually be approved if cause is proven and justified and made retroactive so there is hope if you accept that this will be a longer process than anticipated. Here is more information that may help:http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/adhd-attention-deficit-social-security-disability.html
Good luck and don't give up!
Roy Larsen is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner and Fee Only Wealth Manager who resides outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
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