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BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER – DISABILITY UNDER 12.08

DISABILITY BENEFITS FOR BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

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 inflexible and maladaptive patterns of behavior. The disease usually begins in adolescence or young adulthood. Symptoms may include patterns of distrust, suspiciousness, and odd beliefs. For example, you may think people are talking about you. You may have trouble working with others.

Possible symptoms can be social detachment or avoidance of others. For example, you may avoid family parties or have very few friends. You may also be hypersensitive to criticism. Other issues include an excessive need to be taken care of and difficulty making independent decisions. Or, you may have a preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and control. This disorder also may involve  impulsive anger and behavioral expression grossly out of proportion to any provocation. Perhaps you lost your temper at your supervisor or other employees. Likewise, you may think you are the only person at work who can do the job correctly.

Examples of disorders in this category include paranoid, schizoid, schizotypal, and borderline. It also includes avoidant, dependent, obsessive-compulsive personality disorders, and intermittent explosive disorder. Obviously, there are many titles and definitions in this category of mental illness. This may make you ask, “what is borderline personality disorder?” For purposes of disability benefits, performs it is best to focus on the disabling symptoms of the disorder. A list of the possible symptoms are found below.

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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).

DO 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 disability benefits. We want to make sure you complete the forms properly. Also, 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. Do not miss the deadline. We can also help you appeal a denial from the SSA. Whether it is a denial at the initial or reconsideration level, we will answer your questions. Do not hesitate to contact us to help you win your case. Put the legal experience of our team to work for you.

You can find out more about your legal team on this website. Dianna Cannon has been practicing disability law for over 30 years. Brett Bunkall has won hundreds of cases in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and California. Andria Summers has over 20 years of experience helping claimants win disability benefits. Our representatives know the law. We have won over $100 million in disability benefits for our clients. Contact us today to hire a disability attorney with experience.

CANNON DISABILITY LAW CAN HELP YOU WIN BENEFITS UNDER LISTING 12.08

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. A severe disability means you cannot work. We need to prove that your Borderline Personality Disorder has the symptoms under Listing 12.08. Because we know you need disability benefits to replace your income, our legal team works hard to prepare your case. We will help you prepare for your disability hearing. Likewise, we will appeal any SSA denial. When you are looking for a legal team, hire a firm who has experience. Also, hire a team with a proven record. Contact us today for your free consultation.

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