John Pannell (PANNELLJ@DELPHI.COM)
Fri, 1 Dec 1995 17:19:03 -0500
Just a little advice that may or may not be applicable to the list in
general and Scouting...
> FEDERAL ASSISTANCE? SOCIAL SECURITY? WHERE? We certainly
>never found it & could have definitely use it to help for all
>his "mental health" bills. Most Insurance companies not only
>pay only 50% for these numerous visits, they also have a cap of
>$1000 to $2000 per year.
It had been possible in extreme cases for AD/HD to qualify for some sort of
disability payments from the Federal Govt. Such has been tightened severely
in the last couple of years, as I had been told.
Like any government program where the standards to receive benefits can be
manipulated by the unscrupulous and where *real* cases of the disability are
often not recognized or it is possible to be diagnosed as disabled and not
be, there was a large amount of abuse.
IMO, this is one reason why insurance companies are reluctant to provide
coverage for mental health issues: the opportunity for such coverage is too
> BTW, when Rob went off to college and had to stop his visits, they were
>$90 each. (At twice a month.)
Many colleges have mental health clinics where a psychologist can be seen at
a very nominal fee. I know, I used one when I was in college. Larger
schools may have a clinical psychology department -- pardon me for using the
wrong terminology since I am *not* an expert in this are -- that would be
willing to see patients.
Just a couple of thoughts...
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