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BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER – DISABILITY UNDER 12.08

CANNON DISABILITY LAW CAN HELP YOU WIN BENEFITS UNDER LISTING 12.08best disability blog symbol

At Cannon Disability we specialize in helping you prove your disability. Our goal is to develop your case so that your medical records show the SSA you have a severe disability. We need to prove that your Borderline Personality Disorder has the symptoms under Listing 12.08. Our legal team works hard to prepare your case, because we know you need disability benefits to replace your income. Over the past 30 years, we have won over $100 million in past-due benefits for our clients. When you are looking for an legal team, hire a firm who has experience and a proven record. Contact us today for your free consultation.

Disability benefits are available if you have Borderline Personality Disorder. To determine if you are eligible for benefits for this mental disorder, you need to look at SSA Listing 12.08.  Borderline Personality Disorder is by enduring, inflexible, maladaptive, and pervasive patterns of behavior. Onset typically occurs in adolescence or young adulthood. Symptoms may include patterns of distrust, suspiciousness, and odd beliefs; social detachment, discomfort, or avoidance; hypersensitivity to negative evaluation; an excessive need to be taken care of; difficulty making independent decisions; a preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and control; and inappropriate, intense, impulsive anger and behavioral expression grossly out of proportion to any external provocation or psychosocial stressors. Examples of disorders in this category include paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, borderline, avoidant, dependent, obsessive-compulsive personality disorders, and intermittent explosive disorder.

LISTING 12.08 – PERSONALITY AND IMPULSE-CONTROL DISORDERS

12.08 Personality and impulse-control disorders (see 12.00B7), satisfied by A and B:

  1. Medical documentation of a pervasive pattern of one or more of the following:
    1. Distrust and suspiciousness of others;
    2. Detachment from social relationships;
    3. Disregard for and violation of the rights of others;
    4. Instability of interpersonal relationships;
    5. Excessive emotionality and attention seeking;
    6. Feelings of inadequacy;
    7. Excessive need to be taken care of;
    8. Preoccupation with perfectionism and orderliness; or
    9. Recurrent, impulsive, aggressive behavioral outbursts.

AND

  1. Extreme limitation of one, or marked limitation of two, of the following areas of mental functioning (see 12.00F):
    1. Understand, remember, or apply information (see 12.00E1).
    2. Interact with others (see 12.00E2).
    3. Concentrate, persist, or maintain pace (see 12.00E3).
    4. Adapt or manage oneself (see 12.00E4).

WHAT TO DO IF YOU NEED TO APPLY FOR BENEFITS OR APPEAL A DENIAL

At Cannon Disability Law, we can help you apply for benefits. There are many forms to complete when you first apply for benefits and we want to make sure you complete the forms properly. We can help you submit your application. Or, if you prefer you can file your own application online at ssa.gov.  If the SSA sent you a denial, you have 60 days to appeal the denial. We can also help you appeal a denial from the SSA, whether it is an initial denial or a denial at the reconsideration level. Do not hesitate to contact us to help you win your disability benefits. Put the legal experience of our team to work for you.

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