can adhd kids get on checks????

can adhd kids get on checks????

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booboo

London, KY

#1 Feb 19, 2009
any advice please
why

London, KY

#2 Feb 19, 2009
I have heard of parents being able to get disability checks on their kids with ADHD, but WHY would a parent want to do that to their kid? To have that stigma follow them around all of their lives. What message is that sending to their child as well? I have a son who has ADHD, we work very hard with him on controlling his behavior. We also watch his diet very closely. I don't want my son growing up thinking he can use the government as an excuse to make a living.
I have found that cutting out alot of artificial food dyes, sugars, and preservatives helps GREATLY in controlling these issues. We teach him techniques to help him focus, we also find activities that keep him busy and his mind working. I don't like the idea of my child being subjected to the medications for ADHD at such an early age either. I realize that for some, this isn't an option and their child may benefit from medication. Is it a struggle? Yes! Does it cost alot of money to do these things at home? No. Isn't a disability check to help curb the expense of medical treatments? I just think that there are far too many other disabilities that children may have, and this should be saved for those situations. Just look at it this way...what if your child had an illness that required a home health nurse, several medications, hospitalizations, and the cost was outstanding and insurance just didn't cover it. You apply for disability, only to find out that the system was backed up due to the thousands of children with ADHD and other behavioral issues who were receiving a check.
I don't know your situation, but please...think about it, research other ways to help your child. ADHD isn't as expensive to "treat" as other disabilities or illnesses. I wish you the best!
Well said

East Bernstadt, KY

#3 Feb 19, 2009
why wrote:
........WHY would a parent want to do that to their kid?......... I don't want my son growing up thinking he can use the government as an excuse to make a living.
we must have alot of artist in Kentucky..
Way to many people look for reasons to draw!
why

London, KY

#4 Feb 19, 2009
I guess I just don't view ADHD as a "disability", it's a behavioral issue that parents MUST work hard to control. It isn't easy at times, it can be frustrating, but as a parent you OWE it to your child to take the time to work on it with them. There are times my son has me in tears, but I have to regain my composure and take control over the situation and let him know I will NOT give up on him and I have to guide him in the right direction. I have spent countless hours reading and researching about techniques that will help him and us as a family. I do this because I want my son to be the very best at what he is capable of. Early on, his pediatrician talked me into at trying the medication, he made me feel as if I were a horrible parent for not putting him on it. I finally caved in and did just that. I hated what I saw and how it made him feel. The guilt I feel for doing that to him, in that short of time, will be with me forever. He became a zombie, he lacked his spirit, his laughter and love for life was gone. Not to mention what it did to his body. It calmed him down, but he wasn't the son I knew anymore. He stopped eating, he complained about headaches and stomach aches. I just could not do that to him! It wasn't worth it. It was up to ME to figure out how to help him and through research is how I found what worked best for us. What may work for some, may not work for others. Each child could have a different "trigger", so it is up to each parent to find what is right for them. Just don't give up.
john

Richmond, KY

#5 Feb 19, 2009
ADHD isn't a disability... I have it, and trying to get money for it is RETARDED. I can't pay attention to things for more than like 10 seconds of course, but I could still handle a job as good as anyone else...

I hope you're not trying to get money for a kid having ADHD, you asshole.
why

London, KY

#6 Feb 19, 2009
John,
You are right about holding a job and the attention span aspect. I am forever looking for and encouraging my son to become interested in things that can keep him busy and could possibly lead to great job opportunities in his future. I am sure he won't be able to hold a job where he has to sit at a desk all day. But there are many jobs out there which require a person to stay moving and keep their mind going full force as well.
I think I may have a touch of ADHD too, I have a hard time sitting still and if I am in a slow environment, my mind tends to wander. Luckily, I have a career that keeps me moving and on my feet. It's very fast paced ( I work in the medical field ) and I am always forced to use my mind in situations that may arrive quickly. I also enjoy learning new things, it keeps me from getting bored, and with the job I have now, we are always learning. At one time, I was working at a desk and it was hard for me to stay focused. Like I said, it's all about finding out what works best.
mmhm

Somerset, KY

#7 Feb 20, 2009
Yea thats the ticket....get'cher kid a check, make him/her dependant on the government, teach them they have no responsibility for their actions, raise them on meds that way when they get a bit older they can start looking to "self medicate" themselves, We dont have enough heavily medicated kids that WILL turn out to be our next generation user of w/e drug of choice of the future will be
LOOKKOOLMOMWOW

Pineville, KY

#8 Feb 20, 2009
booboo wrote:
any advice please
The best advice I can give you is to go to the social security office with all of your child's medical records that you can obtain. If you can't obtain them, then the social security office will obtain them. Also if you need a lawyer or representative, they can help you obtain them. Social Security.gov online can answer alot of your questions.(Especially the P.O.M.S. link on the social security website) There is a list of children's(and adults) impairments that the child must meet to be approved. Another thing they will need to know is if the child has any other health problems such as depression, anxiety, or any physical impairments. You can fill out an application at the Social Security office and usually they turn the claimant down then you have to file for a reconsideration hearing. There is about 4 processes that can take place to try to get approved. They should be able to tell you at first, if adhd is enought to be approved, before you
fill out any application. I hope this helps.
man from somerset

East Bernstadt, KY

#10 Feb 22, 2009
every body else does why not but yes they can and they deserve it unlike a bunch out there that get a check and don't deserve it good luck
Doggy Dumplins

Cincinnati, OH

#11 Feb 22, 2009
"Get on checks" Wow...You're so damned dumb you don't even know it is Social Security. YOU FAIL!
Old Tea Bag

Clayton, IN

#12 Feb 22, 2009
LOOKKOOLMOMWOW wrote:
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The best advice I can give you is to go to the social security office with all of your child's medical records that you can obtain. If you can't obtain them, then the social security office will obtain them. Also if you need a lawyer or representative, they can help you obtain them. Social Security.gov online can answer alot of your questions.(Especially the P.O.M.S. link on the social security website) There is a list of children's(and adults) impairments that the child must meet to be approved. Another thing they will need to know is if the child has any other health problems such as depression, anxiety, or any physical impairments. You can fill out an application at the Social Security office and usually they turn the claimant down then you have to file for a reconsideration hearing. There is about 4 processes that can take place to try to get approved. They should be able to tell you at first, if adhd is enought to be approved, before you
fill out any application. I hope this helps.
^^Yeah, that.

As long as there are records of the child being diagnosed, and if the family's income is low enough, there's a good chance for eligibility.

I say go ahead and apply. The worst that can happen is they say no.

ssa.gov has a list of health problems that can be considered disabling. I'm not sure exactly where on the page it is, so you may have to follow a link or two before you get to it.
Add this to it

Somerset, KY

#13 Feb 22, 2009
Old Tea Bag wrote:
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^^Yeah, that.
As long as there are records of the child being diagnosed, and if the family's income is low enough, there's a good chance for eligibility.
I say go ahead and apply. The worst that can happen is they say no.
ssa.gov has a list of health problems that can be considered disabling. I'm not sure exactly where on the page it is, so you may have to follow a link or two before you get to it.
Yeah, if you're already drawing a government check, then your income is low enough to draw another check off your child. And the beat goes on.....
man from somerset

Liberty, KY

#14 Feb 24, 2009
Doggy Dumplins wrote:
"Get on checks" Wow...You're so damned dumb you don't even know it is Social Security. YOU FAIL!
you must be getting a check
know

London, KY

#15 Feb 24, 2009
booboo wrote:
any advice please
Yes you can!
Old Tea Bag

Franklin, IN

#16 Feb 26, 2009
Considering the lack of available jobs in Somerset, getting SSI or SSDI should probably be looked into by more people for the good of the local economy.
Mommy of 5

Madisonville, KY

#17 Apr 24, 2009
john wrote:
ADHD isn't a disability... I have it, and trying to get money for it is RETARDED. I can't pay attention to things for more than like 10 seconds of course, but I could still handle a job as good as anyone else...
I hope you're not trying to get money for a kid having ADHD, you asshole.
I don't agree with it NOT BEING a disability because my son whom is now turning 8 has major struggles in everyday life and task's and I was totally again medicaton and dealt with his crazy behavior since he was able to walk. I thought well when he turned 2 that it was terrible 2's then 3 I was still denying and 4,5 then finally at 6 when his behavior had gotten worse and then teachers at school started noticing and sending me notes home I made that doctor app,they said after testing and looking into it that he is adhd/bipolar/ld.
I think it should definatley be concidered a disability beacuse he can't do the normal everyday things like other kid;s without the help of medication.Like going to school,he couldnt sit still he would put everything in his mouth without thinking first I have gotten 2 calls once he had totally shredded a pencil by eating it,and recently he swallowed a dime,his teacher says he looks for lint or anything to put in his mouth his work is unreadable for a 3rd grader,he blurts out off topic stuff he is mean to other's as in putting hands on them but now he takes vyvanse it has the lowest side effect's and he is a totally different kid,he loves doing school work,gets along with other,he doesnt put stuff in his mouth but still fidgets hands some,his hand writing is better than his sisters (they are in 5th and 6th grade) and he sits at the dinner table and finshes all his food B4 getting up instead of up every 3 seconds.If he goes one day without his medcine his whole world is turned upside down,and just to see if it just wasnt me I sent him to school without it one day and by 9:30 I had the phone call about swallowing a dime and he was already at the bad table with no recess for behavior.He actually loves to read books draw,when on medicine without its bouncing uncontrolably off the walls compulive lieing,jittery,very violent behavior and does not listen.
I DO AGREE evey child should not run out and get a check for it but if you are a stay at home mom and cant trust to leave your son with people do to his severe ADHD/bipolar wat do you do to survive??
StopSSI

Harrison, AR

#18 Apr 24, 2009
Children should *not* get an SSI check for ADHD. Parents should work and pay for their children's needs, if they need health insurance, they can get Kchip medicaid.
really

Mount Vernon, KY

#19 Apr 24, 2009
StopSSI wrote:
Children should *not* get an SSI check for ADHD. Parents should work and pay for their children's needs, if they need health insurance, they can get Kchip medicaid.
Wel, then you find them a job since its sooo easy
Thank Heavens

United States

#20 Apr 24, 2009
Mommy of 5 wrote:
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I don't agree with it NOT BEING a disability because my son whom is now turning 8 has major struggles in everyday life and task's and I was totally again medicaton and dealt with his crazy behavior since he was able to walk. I thought well when he turned 2 that it was terrible 2's then 3 I was still denying and 4,5 then finally at 6 when his behavior had gotten worse and then teachers at school started noticing and sending me notes home I made that doctor app,they said after testing and looking into it that he is adhd/bipolar/ld.
I think it should definatley be concidered a disability beacuse he can't do the normal everyday things like other kid;s without the help of medication.Like going to school,he couldnt sit still he would put everything in his mouth without thinking first I have gotten 2 calls once he had totally shredded a pencil by eating it,and recently he swallowed a dime,his teacher says he looks for lint or anything to put in his mouth his work is unreadable for a 3rd grader,he blurts out off topic stuff he is mean to other's as in putting hands on them but now he takes vyvanse it has the lowest side effect's and he is a totally different kid,he loves doing school work,gets along with other,he doesnt put stuff in his mouth but still fidgets hands some,his hand writing is better than his sisters (they are in 5th and 6th grade) and he sits at the dinner table and finshes all his food B4 getting up instead of up every 3 seconds.If he goes one day without his medcine his whole world is turned upside down,and just to see if it just wasnt me I sent him to school without it one day and by 9:30 I had the phone call about swallowing a dime and he was already at the bad table with no recess for behavior.He actually loves to read books draw,when on medicine without its bouncing uncontrolably off the walls compulive lieing,jittery,very violent behavior and does not listen.
I DO AGREE evey child should not run out and get a check for it but if you are a stay at home mom and cant trust to leave your son with people do to his severe ADHD/bipolar wat do you do to survive??
I so agree with you..My son is 8 and has ADHD and it is a disability! He takes Concerta and has since he turned six...This was an issue I fought with the teachers and the doctors about I did not want to put him on medication, but I thank God for it now! He is totally different on his meds, not in trouble at school, or on the bus! If you are considerind Medication, just know it is not a fix all! My son takes his at 6:00 in the morning and by the time he gets home from school It has run its course...We still have to do a lot of self help things but it is controlable...As far as a check goes, if you need it I don't see a thing wrong with it, just keep in mind that if your child starts drawing disability at a young age they draw very little Mabey 200.00 or so a month, And that will remain the same...If something happened when they got older and THEY needed Disability I am pretty sure they could not get a larger amount because they are already considered Disabled..But look into it, that is just what I have been told by friends, we have not ever went down that road...Good Luck! Love your child Every Day, Give them all the positive encouragement you can, Let them help do small things around the house, It lets them feel needed!That helps more than you may ever realize.
none

Somerset, KY

#21 Apr 24, 2009
im a single dad that has a adhd child .ihave had to quit 2 jobs cause i cant find a sitter or,the school is calling me to come get him. it is a disability that he cant control. yes get all the assitance you can.i only ask 4 medical and ssi . i can get foodstamps and a medicalcard on me but i choose not to...love my boy..............

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