So I've been tossing around the idea of applying for social security benefits for difficult child 1 for several years now. I finally researched it online. I found a number to a law firm that gives free legal advice to those who are applying. The man that called me back asked me a little bit about difficult child 1's history. He asked me if she is attending a special school for her bipolar and learning disabilities. I told him that she goes to a regular high school, but that she is in mostly all ED self contained classes. He told me that automatically she would not qualify to receive benefits because she goes to a regular school. I told him that her disability really interferes with her functioning, but he was adamant that difficult child does not qualify because she isn't going to a specialized school. A few years ago we had a neighbor who was also bipolar and was receiving benefits. When I asked her mom how she got qualified, she told me that all she had to do was provide IEP documentation from the school and get a history of all of her daughter's psychiatrist appointments. She never said anything about going to a special school. Has anybody applied for disability for one of their school aged children and gotten benefits without having your child attend a specialized school? Something about what this attorney told me just doesn't sound right.