How to File for Social Security Disability for Autism

Published on: June 18, 2014

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Filing for Social Security Disability (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for autism in Tampa can be a confusing process. Managing a loved one’s symptoms is difficult in and of itself, let alone pursuing their needed Social Security benefits. However, as frustrating as pursuing those benefits can be, it’s a necessary process. Serious illnesses like autism are demanding; not only of our time, but also economically. Social Security exists expressly for these situations.

At Disability Experts of Florida, one of the most important reasons we do what we do is because we feel everyone should have a fulfilling life experience. We believe that helping those in need is a question of values. Every single day, we meet people for whom we are proud to go to bat for. The guidelines of the Socia Security Administration are often rigid and complex, and they draw on many resources, including medical and vocation witnesses, to determine whether a claimant qualifies for SSDI and SSI. That’s why it’s extremely important that you seek an exceptionally skilled, experieneced SSDI and SSI advocate. As your ally, we strongly recommend that you and your family do not face the SSA alone.

When you are seeking to file for SSDI or SSI in Tampa because of autism, we encourage you to reach out to the compassionate advocates who gratefully serve the Tampa area. Call Disability Experts of Florida right now for a free case evaluation.

With this in mind, the first step toward filing for SSDI for autism in Tampa is making sure your loved one is properly diagnosed and has the correct medical records. Our advocates are ready to assist you with making sure your medical history is properly documented.

Things to Know about Filing for Social Security Disability for Autism in Tampa

After you have met with a Disability Experts of Florida advocate, we will begin the process of gathering all pertinent medical records for your case.  We will work to make sure the proper diagnosis has been applied. The required minimum level of severity for autistic disorders is met when the following requirements are satisfied. According to the SSA, the claimant’s doctor must determine the patient has:

  • Deficits in reciprocal social interaction
  • Deficits in communication and imagination
  • A restricted repertoire of activities and interests.
  • These deficiencies must cause serious limitations in at least two of the following:
    • Communicative/cognitive functioning
    • Social functioning
    • Personal functioning, and/or sustaining concentration, persistence, or pace.

As part of fulfilling our mission to help all in need, we will work tirelessly every step of the way with you to ensure that all requirements are met and that your case is properly and effectively presented.

Seeking to File For SSDI or SSI for Autism in Tampa?

Nothing is more important than your child’s welfare. We know this because we ourselves are parents. Working to make your child’s quality of life as wonderful as it can be is why we do this. Autism is a heartbreaking condition that can try even the strongest of us. Don’t file for SSI and SSDI for autism in Tampa alone.

For further autism information, news, science, reference materials and advice, please visit Autism Speaks.


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