Many Kids With Mental Disorders From Low-Income Households Are Not Receiving Benefits

Medscape (9/22, Brooks) reports that “a ‘sizable’ number of US children with mental disorders who are from low-income households do not receive federal benefits under the Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.” But, “the number of these children who are receiving SSI funds is growing at a pace consistent with the mental health trends in the general population, the report indicates.”

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