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Question on ADD/ADHD

Can you get disability for ADD/ADHD?


If your ADD is not disabling you, in the opinion of a qualified medical expert, then, no, you cannot.

However, if there are concurrent problems that also affect your situation, then it is possible, but it will probably take time.  It will be an uphill battle with the SSA and the medical people you have to deal with along the way…

Posted by Dianne in the Desert on Jan 13, 2014 at 8:08am

I have applied for social security benefits. Granted I do not have ADHD (inattentive type) alone, I have quite a few comorbid issues (despression/Bipolar, Generalized Anxiety..etc). Based on the information they had gathered from my medical records, and being seen by a hired psychologist on their end. I was denied.

I can appeal. I happened to been having a good couple weeks at the time.
It’s not so easy to get benefits, and for good reason.
If anything it will be a long process.

I know I’m in a huge slump. I do want to work, and be successful, and independent. Currently, I am struggling, but getting treatment. I have also seeked out resources from my state.

It may be hard, if you don’t have a supportive friend or family member to help you. It is doable. Slowly, but surely it’s happening. The best advocate for you, is you.

Posted by StrugglingADDult on Jan 13, 2014 at 9:09am


Have you heard of the Americans with disabilities act
people with add and adhd fall under that act now.
Anything that’s a mental illness .. or keeps you from doing your normal things . other illnesses like Anxiety , depression and so many more . Most people with add or adhd have others . I for example have multiple . I believe if your doctor believes that it’s beneficial for your health they can refer you to get disability for a time or longer. It also may depend on the state.
Posted by Pinkfire1926 on Jan 13, 2014 at 8:11am

Posted by adhdmomma on Jan 13, 2014 at 9:46pm

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