We have previously talked about the Supplemental Security Income program and how it helps impoverished people with disability benefits. The program can also provide important governmental benefits for people with limited work history or children with disabilities. Whether someone has a serious psychiatric or medical condition, the Supplemental Security Income program can help people cover many of their daily living costs.
For children and people with severe mental health conditions, such as bipolar disorder or psychosis, disability benefits may be absolutely essential and there is new information out about who might be at risk for these serious psychiatric disorders. A report will soon be published that links premature birth to a greater risk of mental health conditions. Those children that are born at 32 weeks or earlier are three times more likely to need serious medical attention because of a psychiatric disorder after they hit puberty.
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