Disability applicants with a diagnosis of non-mosaic Down syndrome can automatically qualify as disabled under the Social Security Administration's (SSA's) official disability listing for Down syndrome if they can prove they have a diagnosis of non-mosaic down syndrome (either trisomy or translocation).Author: Nolo.
Down Syndrome and Social Security Disability. Filing for Social Security Disability with a Down Syndrome Diagnosis. The SSA considers Down syndrome to be one of the “Impairments that Affect Multiple Body Systems” under Section 110.00. SSA differentiates between Non-Mosaic Down syndrome and Mosaic Down syndrome.
Down syndrome and Your Social Security Disability Case. If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits due to a condition of Non-Mosaic Down syndrome, chances are that the application will be approved in the initial stage of the application process.
Applying for Disability for an Adult with Down Syndrome As the parent or caregiver of an adult with Down syndrome, you are likely familiar with the everyday challenges that a person with Down syndrome may face. Contrary to what some may believe, adults with Down syndrome are often capable of maintaining employment and living independently.