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DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER – LISTING 12.10

THE LEGAL TEAM AT CANNON DISABILITY CAN WIN YOUR BENEFITS FOR AUTISM

At Cannon Disability Law, we can help you win disability benefits for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our legal team specializes in helping you prove your disability. Our goal is to develop your case so that your medical records show the SSA you have a severe disability. We need to prove that your Autism Spectrum Disorder has the symptoms under Listing 12.10. Our legal team works hard to prepare your case, because we know you need disability benefits to replace your income. Over the past 30 years, we have won over $100 million in past-due benefits for our clients. When you are looking for a legal team with experience, hire a firm with a proven success record. Contact us today for your free consultation.Cannon Disability Law, Social Security Disability Attorneys

Autism is a spectrum condition. This means that there is range to the disorder and some people have greater impairments than others. For example, some people with this condition do not use spoken language. However, others have excellent spoken language skills, but may have difficulty understanding what other people mean or they may be unable to read social cues. People with ASD may also have rigid thinking and/or repetitive behaviors. For example, they may spend a lot of time organizing objects in a certain order or they may say the same sentence over and over. These are simple examples of some symptoms.

Autism spectrum disorder is a neurological and developmental disorder that begins in childhood, but lasts throughout a person’s life. It includes what used to be known as Asperger syndrome and pervasive developmental disorders. Both males and females can have the disorder, but studies show that more men have the disorder than women.

SSA’S LISTING 12.10 FOR AUTISM

The SSA has a specific listing to refer to win determining if you are disabled by Autism. The listing for adults is listing 12.10. First, you must have a diagnosis of Autism.

12.10 Autism spectrum disorder (see 12.00B8), satisfied by A and B:

  1. Medical documentation of both of the following:
    1. Qualitative deficits in verbal communication, nonverbal communication, and social interaction; and
    2. Significantly restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities.

AND

  1. Extreme limitation of one, or marked limitation of two, of the following areas of mental functioning (see 12.00F):
    1. Understand, remember, or apply information (see 12.00E1).
    2. Interact with others (see 12.00E2).
    3. Concentrate, persist, or maintain pace (see 12.00E3).
    4. Adapt or manage oneself (see 12.00E4).

WHAT TO DO IF YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR BENEFITS FOR AUTISM

At Cannon Disability Law, we can help you collect your medical records and apply for benefits. There are many forms to complete when you first apply for benefits and we want to make sure you complete the forms properly. We can help you submit your application. Or, if you prefer you can file your own application online at ssa.gov.  If the SSA sent you a denial, you have 60 days to appeal the denial. You will also need to submit your medical records documenting the condition. We can also help you appeal a denial from the SSA, whether it is an initial denial or a denial at the reconsideration level. Do not hesitate to contact us to help you win your disability benefits. Put the legal experience of our team to work for you.

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