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Government Programs: SSI & the Draft


All men must register for Selective Service (aka the Draft), even men with autism, unless they are institutionalized. Failure to do so can disqualify them for services.

Apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
In 2017, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will give the disabled adult up to $735 a month plus Medicaid coverage for health insurance benefits. You must apply on or after their 18th birthday. After the child turns 18, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) no longer counts the parents income, ONLY the child’s income (if any) for eligibility. If you applied for SSI before their 18th birthday and were turned down because you, the parent, made too much, reapply for just your child, as a disabled adult. Online or 1-800-772-1213. Getting even $1 Supplemental Security Income (SSI) per month will qualify you for Medicaid.

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Government Programs: All men must apply for the draft, regardless of ASD at the age of 18. SSI and Medicaid are national programs to cover medical care and financial help.
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