More children seek disability benefits, raising concern in Congress

07/12/2011 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Enrollment in the federal Supplemental Security Income program that provides low-income children with up to $700 per month disabilities has increased by 3% last year, a jump that is leading to continued scrutiny by members of Congress over whether families are labeling children as having disability simply to access the benefit. Last year, the number of recipients with behavioral, learning or mental disorders rose 7.2%, with the biggest increase in speech delay and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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