So now that difficult child is not here, I am realizing he is more impaired than I realized. It is sad, but too true. He will be in high school next year, but emotionally and developmentally? He is maybe at a 5th or 6th grade level. He has his bipolar not otherwise specified, adhd (high on the moderate level to severe), and now Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) not otherwise specified. I am sure he is ODD also, but there was no question to that. I "think" we would be in the income limits for SSI, and have toyed with the idea of applying for him. For those of you who have done this, is it as hard as filing for an adult? Does it cause any problems when the kiddo is an adult? Are there any benefits to them once they are adults? Before I went any further, I wanted to hear some opinions of those who know more than I do about this.