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Old 11-19-06, 08:34 PM
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can you get disability for adult adhd?

hi there,im a mid age female with many back problems,3 herniated disks,siatic nerve, degenerative osterarthritis,and disk disease.ive tried twice for disability,and they keep denying me.ive always had depression,anxiety issues too, but a few months back been diagnosed with adult adhd, ive had it all my life by the sounds of it.does anyone know if anyone can get disability for this, since it seems to be impossible to get it just on physical problems alone, any replies please?
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Old 11-19-06, 09:10 PM
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I know it would be difficult (not impossible) to get it just on ADD.

But if you combine all the health problems you have and put it on the application, you could improve your chances. Where do you live? I'm not too familiar with the disability program in other countries than Canada. But I'd say go for it. Disability programs are there for a reason, and it's sad how some people have to try really hard to prove that they need it, when they obviously do. And all the cuts, atleast in Canada, that they've made to social programs is not helping the problem anymore. I wish you the best of luck in your application, and if they deny you, ask why. That's important, because it sounds like they really don't have a reason why.

Good luck!
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Different disability plans have different thresholds, i think.

Here in Canada, it is easier to get the provincial disability benefits than the federal ones.

In the USA, the main plan is SSDI, right?

I think the main strategy is to deny applicants, first off.

Then, when you get a lawyer to send the disability office a letter saying you will fight them, they'll give it to you.
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In the United States ADHD does not qualify for disability but you may get SSI. Look into it.
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Re: can you get disability for adult adhd?

I am not sure about that. The National Benefit Authority has mentioned it in the list of disabilities. If you live in Canada you can contact them to know more about it.

http://www.thenba.ca/disabilities.html
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Re: can you get disability for adult adhd?

so wait you can get money for having adhd?
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Re: can you get disability for adult adhd?

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so wait you can get money for having adhd?
Children do get benefits for ADHD but to know if adults can also get benefits you need to contact The National Benefit Authority. They are very professional and will assist you.
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Re: can you get disability for adult adhd?

The short answer is yes you can qualify for state and federal benefits for psychiatric disorders such as depression. To date I have not heard of any adults receiving disability benefits solely for AD(H)D.
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