Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Signing my cousin up for SS disability tomorrow any advice


#1

I am 50 and have always known that my cousin had a mental condition. Anyway his parents kept the actual diagnosis a secret from the family they have been dead many years now. A few years ago my cousin went off the grid so to speak and only serviced last year. I discovered that he was diagnosed with adolescent schizophrenia in the early 80’s. He has found it difficult to work consistently. I am going to try to get him signed up for SS disability - any suggestions.


#2

My only suggestion is to review the requirements online. You can probably file there (start the application process), too. Good luck!


#3

I went on line to do my son’s application. It wasn’t hard. He was approved and also got free medical insurance. Good luck


#4

Will you be signing him up using his parents SS? That’s what I did with my daughter after her stepfather died. She makes enough to live in an apt and pay her bills. Her medications are $1-3. She cannot take good care of herself so I visit at least 2x a week. I just went to the SS office. She was already on SSI so it was easy to switch over. Good luck to you.