I have decided to apply for SSI for difficult child. They ask a ton of questions and I do not have the original dates of tests. Geeez, he has seen SO many doctors over the past 15 years I don't know. Will this be a problem? We can deal with bipolar and such, what we cannot deal with is the depersonalization. That has sucked the life out of him and he cannot do activities because of this. He quit sports, rarely leaves his room, nothing is fun...etc. Also, by applying, will this affect him getting his drivers license? He has his permit, but isn't very interested in driving due to the depersonalization. He knows when it bothers him most and when he can or cannot drive. Would getting SSI hamper his drivers license? They also told me they go by household income. Well, I have a pretty good job, but when you figure in all the bills, we have nothing left each month. Not even enough to buy a new car, and I have to travel 65 miles to get to work. To be approved for this would we have to be eligible for reduced lunch or other programs??? because we don't. Just wondering if this is a waste of time or not.