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July 27, 2021

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex developmental condition primarily affecting behavior, socialization, and communication. The effects of Autism Spectrum Disorder and the severity of symptoms is different in each person diagnosed. The condition can cause difficulty relating and communicating with others. Autism Spectrum Disorder often causes someone to zero in on a single topic and, as a result, be unable to concentrate on anything else — including complete job duties. Autism Spectrum Disorder in most cases qualifies for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). This blog post looks at applying for disability benefits with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Disability Lawyer Autism Spectrum Disorder in Nebraska and Iowa 

Whatever your disability, Watson & Carroll, P.C., L.L.O. ‘s Social Security Disability team can guide you through the disability claim process, working to help you secure benefits to support yourself and your family. Chellsie Weber, our wildly successful and experienced disability attorney, and Abby Reid, our wonderful and thorough disability paralegal, can offer support and advice as it pertains to your disability and the benefits approval process. Remember, you’re more likely to have a successful disability claim with an attorney by your side. Call us today at 402-991-2100. You also can share your story here

Medically Qualifying For Disability Benefits 

There are various symptoms that can be caused by Autism Spectrum Disorder, including odd nonverbal communications, speech that is monotonous or rapid, clumsiness or uncoordinated movements, inability to empathize or perceive, or repetitive behaviors. To qualify for disability benefits, you must be able to show deficits in social interaction, problems with both verbal and non-verbal communication, have significantly restricted activities and interests, and display repetitive behavior patterns. 

Medical records and supporting documentation must show that functioning is severely limited. The claimant may suffer restrictions or limitations because of his or her need to focus on repetitive actions, such as limited interests or hand twisting. These behaviors may make it impossible to find successful employment outside the individual’s extremely narrow interest areas. An individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder may experience isolation or alienation much of the time. 

Hard Medical Evidence and Supporting Documentation 

For your disability claim to succeed, you must provide hard medical evidence and other documentation that supports your case and that confirms you have Autism Spectrum Disorder and what symptoms you experience. You must be able to show that the severity of the condition limits your functioning and affects your ability to perform routine daily tasks as well as work and earn a living. 

Without medical evidence to confirm your claim, you will not be awarded disability benefits. A disability lawyer will review the details of your case and make sure you have everything ready for the disability examiner to review. The SSA statistics show that a claimant represented by a disability lawyer is more likely to be awarded disability benefits. 

If you have Autism Spectrum Disorder and you are ready to get your disability claim underway, you should enlist the help of a disability attorney with Watson and Carroll, P.C., L.L.O. Call today to schedule a case review and to get your disability claim for Autism Spectrum Disorder underway. 

About Watson & Carroll 

Watson & Carroll, P.C., L.L.O., is not a high-volume law firm that only speaks with clients when it is absolutely necessary. For us, it’s personal. Our team works closely with our clients and their loved ones – not only so that we understand their challenges and concerns, but so we can tailor our approach to address those factors, aggressively pursue results, and secure peace of mind. Whether it is a workers’ compensation case, a personal injury claim, a medical malpractice case, or advocating for disability benefits, we work to protect our clients and make sure their rights are upheld. 

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