Social Security Disability for Autism

Social Security Disability For Autism

If you have autism then you may be able to apply for social security disability.

Before you do so, you need to know more about what to do so you have a chance to get the payments you need.

Here are some tips that you can use to help you work on getting disability payments for your autism.


Get A Disability Benefits Advocate

Get a disability benefits advocates to help you out with this process or at least try to find a social security claims specialist. When you want to work with a disability advocate, you’re going to want to find one that has done this kind of work for people in the past.

Call an advocates office and ask the staff there if they do a lot of work for people with disabilities. If they don’t, then you need to work with GAR Disability Advocates because you need to be sure that your advocate knows what they’re doing.

Paying Your Disability Advocate

If you decide to work with a disability advocate, then they need to be paid. But, you generally don’t have to pay them out of pocket if you’re applying to get disability.

Your advocate knows that you’re not going to have much money because you’re not able to work so they’ll work something else out with you. The most common thing that happens is that they will take some money from the back pay that you get from social security. When you become disabled is when the government should start your payments, so the government may owe you some back pay if your payments were delayed.

Get Professional Medical Help

Find a professional to diagnose you and keep notes on your condition that can be shared with social security when you’re trying to apply for disability payments.

You want your doctor to know that you have autism and that it causes you to not be able to work in most environments. If you’ve done a little work in the past and it didn’t last long, that also looks good because it shows that you can’t work.

Either way, you need proof that you’re disabled so be sure you’re working with a mental health professional and/or a doctor.

Be Prepared to Wait

Know that disability takes a long while to get in most cases so you’re going to have to find a way to survive until you can get it. But, you don’t want to work a full time job or you’re going to prove that you are able to work and then you’re not going to be able to get disability payments.

If anything, find someone in your family or find a friend that you can live with for a while. Then, you can pay them back for helping you out when you get your back pay from the disability office.

Contact GAR Disability Advocates

You now have an idea of what it takes to get social security disability for Autism. You want to make sure you take your time with this and really work hard to prove your disability. That way, you’re able to get help from social security that helps you pay things like your bills.

Need Help Getting Your Disability Claim Approved?

If you or a loved one need help getting your disability claim approved, contact a GAR Disability Advocate today for a free consultation.

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