Social Security Benefits for Autism

Our Portland Social Security Disability lawyer Richard A. Sly is dedicated helping people with autism secure the maximum possible disability benefits.

Our Portland Social Security Disability lawyer Richard A. Sly is dedicated helping people with autism secure the maximum possible disability benefits.

Autism is a developmental disorder that can have profound impacts on a person’s ability to communicate, think and maintain social relationships. Because all of these elements come into play when it comes to holding down a job, autistic individuals may not be able to earn a living or support themselves financially. In such cases, these individuals will likely be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits and will have the best chances of obtaining the benefits they need by working with an experienced attorney like Richard A. Sly.

At the Law Office of Richard A. Sly, our respected and seasoned legal professionals are committed to working tirelessly to help each of our clients obtain the benefits to which they are entitled, and we will work diligently on their cases to ensure they are able to obtain maximum possible benefits.

How Autistic Individuals Qualify for Disability Benefits 

In order to obtain disability benefits, individuals with autism will have to prove to the Social Security Administration that they have autism and that their condition is severe enough to prevent them from being able to work. Specifically, some of the requirements include proving that an individual has been medically documented to have:

  • A restricted ability to participate in and complete certain activities
  • A restricted set of interests
  • Measureable impacts to his verbal and nonverbal communication skills
  • Measureable impacts to his imaginative abilities and his social interactions.

Additionally, autistic people applying for disability benefits will have to prove that their condition has:

  • Significantly impacted their daily life
  • Made it difficult for them to function socially
  • Impaired their ability to concentrate
  • Prevented them from being able to get or keep a job.

How Our Portland Social Security Disability and SSI Lawyer Richard A. Sly Can Help You

If your autism has made it difficult or impossible for you to earn a living, don’t try to deal with the Social Security Administration on your own. This system is notoriously complicated, and one wrong move could result in an outright denial of your legitimate disability claim. To give yourself the best chances of obtaining a favorable outcome to your claim, you will need the help of an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the Social Security process and secure the federal disability benefits you need and deserve.

For more than 30 years, our Portland Social Security Disability and SSI lawyer Richard A. Sly has been dedicated to helping his clients obtain the maximum possible disability benefits. While he is skilled at building his clients the strongest possible cases so that they have optimal chances of securing benefits the first time they present their case, he also has a proven track record of success when it comes to handling denials or appeals.

To discuss your case for free and get your claim started at no cost, call us toll free at 503-224-0436 or email us using the form on the upper right side of this page. We offer free initial consultations, are conveniently located in downtown Portland near public transportation, and serve clients throughout the states of Washington and Oregon.