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After your child has received Supplemental Security Income for a mental handicap for two years, he will qualify for Medicare.
Medicare helps pay for a wide range of health care services, including services your child may need related to his handicap like counseling, psychological testing, speech therapy, occupational therapy and prescription medications.
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"You have somebody to throw your ideas off of." Barrett, 30, has worked with the mentally ill in a variety of settings, including the Bernalillo County jail and an Albuquerque psychiatric clinic.Visit your local Social Security Administration office to begin an application.If you like, you can begin to fill out the Childhood Disability Report online, but you cannot complete the whole application online.It should not be used as a substitute for seeking professional care.In this society, it's too easy to ignore people with mental illness.Find genuine fun and intimacy with disabled singles.